A terrifying situation has just made headlines around the world. A massive tsunami swept onto the shore in Indonesia and absolutely devastated anything and everything it touched.
"Officials there are blaming the tsunami on underwater landslides caused by volcanic activity on the island of Anak Krakatau, which erupted just after 9 p.m. local time. The tsunami struck around the Sunda Strait, between Java and Sumatra, the two most populous islands in Indonesia," according to reports.
So far, over 430 people have been reported dead. Hundreds of other people are listed as injured or missing. The death toll in the area is expected to rise as officials comb through the debris searching for survivors. Over 550 houses are said to have been destroyed by the massive wave. Some outlets are reporting that the swell reached 20 feet high when it wrecked through the area.
"Aerial images showed houses reduced to rubble, trees uprooted and cars overturned. The island was hit by a 5.0 magnitude earthquake yesterday afternoon, rocking the Tiku area," reported the Daily Mail.
Now, thousands more people are fearing for their lives. Officials have just issued an evacuation order for thousands of people over fears that more tsunamis are heading their way, according to reports.
"Experts believe that Anak Krakatau’s eruptions caused an underwater landslide that, in turn, caused the tsunami. The tsunami caught Indonesian authorities by surprise. No seismic activity was recorded before the wave struck, which could have prompted the government to issue an evacuation. No evacuation order or warning was given before one of the most populated areas of Indonesia was violently flooded," reported The Daily Caller.
Scientists are closely monitoring the volcano and are fearful that another eruption may be coming which could produce more tsunamis. Flights to the area have been re-routed at this time. We will bring you the latest details on this event as news comes in from the region. Join us in praying for everyone who is in danger.
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