TSUNAMI UPDATE: More than 200 people dead in tsunami that struck Indonesia’s Sunda Strait December 23
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A tsunami struck the Sunda Strait in Indonesia on December 23, and according to current reports, more than 200 people have died. The National Disaster Mitigation Agency says casualties occurred in three regions — South Lampung in Sumatra and the Serang and Pandeglang regions of Java. BGR has eyes on the ground with national partners who are assessing how to meet immediate needs. We will determine the best way to respond as more details emerge.
Experts believe an undersea landslide might have caused the tsunami. It’s the third major disaster to hit Indonesia in four months, including another major earthquake and tsunami that killed more than 2,100 people in September.
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