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Krakatau volcano update: Rakata Island (Krakatoa): beach destroyed by tsunami waves

Thu, 10 Jan 2019, 11:38
11:38 AM | BY: T
View of the beach of Rakata island in Jan 2019, destroyed by tsunami on 22 Dec 2018 (image: Black / VolcanoDiscovery)
View of the beach of Rakata island in Jan 2019, destroyed by tsunami on 22 Dec 2018 (image: Black / VolcanoDiscovery)
The northern coast of Rakata Island, facing Anak Krakatau, was hit by massive waves (up to approx 30 m high) during the catastrophic landslide and tsunami on the evening of 22 Dec.
The entire beach and the slightly higher, up to 50 m wide forested platform behind it, separating it from the cliff, have been washed away and/or collapsed in landslides following the receding wave.
Surviving fishermen who were in the caldera at the time of the event reported seeing massive waves sweeping over the entire, lower island of Sertung (west of Anak Krakatau), estimating them to be about 25 m in height.

Video was taken by a friend and local guide Black from Carita who also confirmed that the forest and beach of Anak Krakatau are gone as well...

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