Indonesia: Volcano alert level Raised

 SMTV Desk 2018-12-27 11:08:41  Indonesia, Anak Krakatoa volcano
Indonesia: Volcano alert level Raised

Indonesia, December 27: In Indonesia, On Thursday raised the danger alert level for a volcano that sparked a killer tsunami on Saturday, after previously warning that fresh activity at the crater threatened to trigger another deadly wave.

Authorities in Indonesia have rerouted all flights around the erupting Anak Krakatoa volcano, days after it is believed to have triggered a devastating tsunami that killed hundreds of people and causing widespread destruction.

"All flights are rerouted due to Krakatoa volcano ash on red alert," AirNav said in a statement.

According to the Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency (BNPB), 430 people are dead, 1,495 injured, and 159 are missing.“An estimated 22,000 people are displaced due to shelter damage and the latest tsunami alert.

"Authorities also widened a no-go zone around Anak Krakatoa to five kilometers up from a previous two kilometers"

On Thursday,Kus Hedratno, A senior official of Anak Krakatoa said,“We have raised the status of the volcano since this morning because there’s been a change in the eruption pattern.” the new flows posed no immediate danger to the surroundings as the Volcano sets in the middle of Sunda Strait between Java and Sumithra islands.