Some more footage from the ministry of disaster relief.
The Indonesian Medical Association is sending more doctors and surgeons to the area as many of those injured “are in need of orthopedic and neurosurgery expertise”.
According to Associated Press, the medical association also says most patients are domestic tourists who were visiting the beach on a long weekend.
What we know so far
It’s 9.30am in Jakarta and here are the latest developments from today:
- The death toll has risen to 281, with over 1,000 people injured and 11,600 people displaced.
- The district of Pandeglang was worst hit, with 207 killed and 755 injured.
- The tsunami struck on Saturday night after an underwater landslide caused by eruptions from the Anak Krakatau volcano.
- The spokesman for Indonesia’s disaster agency called for a new early warning system, because the current system cannot detect tsunamis caused by landslides.
- He added that Indonesia’s tsunami buoy network hasn’t been operational since 2012, due to “vandalism” and “a limited budget”.
- More members of rock band Seventeen, who were filmed on stage when the tsunami hit, were announced as dead, while others are still missing.
Death toll rises to 281
The death toll has risen again with the latest update. It now stands at:
- 281 dead
- 1,016 injured
- 57 missing
- 11,687 displaced
There have also been 611 damaged houses, 60 damaged shops and 420 damaged vessels.
Five districts were affected: Pandeglang, Serang, South Lampung, Tanggamus and Pesawaran. The highest casualties were in Pandeglang where 207 people died and 755 were injured.
“Evacuation, search and rescue of victims continues,” Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said. “Allegedly there are still victims who are under the rubble of buildings and material washed away by the tsunami.”
Rescue efforts continue.
For more on how Saturday’s tsunami formed, our full report has an interview with University of Queensland volcanologist Teresa Ubide.
It seems like the volcano is active at the moment and it may happen again. The volcano is very close to the shoreline so … there wouldn’t be much time to warn [people] because it’s close and the tsunamis can travel very fast.
Volcanist Dr Janine Krippner has analysed those new photos on Twitter.
Pandeglang district has been hardest hit, with 167 deaths, 633 serious injuries and nearly 10,000 displaced – according to the latest update.
Death toll rises to 227
Anak Krakatau erupted “almost every day” and yesterday “was not the biggest eruption”, says Sutopo.
He’s just posted a graph of the past three months of the volcano’s seismic activity.
“Almost every day Anak Krakatau erupted … [and it is] still in the growth stage. It grows 4-6 meters taller per year.”
“Anak Krakatau has been erupting since June 2018 until now. Yesterday’s eruption was not the biggest. The October-November 2018 period had a larger eruption.”
Pictures of the aftermath from Al Jazeera’s Andrew Thomas: