Krakatoa’s Offspring May Have Triggered Deadly Tsunami
A tsunami hit Indonesia’s Sunda Strait Saturday night, killing more than 220 people, injuring hundreds and triggering memories of a similar Indonesian disaster that killed 2,500 in September. Some victims were at a concert by Indonesian rock band Seventeen, captured on video being heaved with their stage into their audience by a sudden wave. Landslides, perhaps underwater, triggered by the eruption of the Anak Krakatau volcano, are thought to have caused the tsunami, Indonesian scientific authorities said. The name means “Child of Krakatoa” — emerging from a volcanic island obliterated by a historic 1883 eruption.