On Saturday night, the tsunami blasted the shoreline without warning, sucking beachgoers into the raging sea with the overwhelming force of a giant magnet. Officials were warning residents and tourists continued volcanic eruptions from Mount Anak Krakatau could potentially trigger a second devastating tsunami. More than 600 housing units and at least nine hotels were destroyed or badly damaged in the tsunami. At the same time more than 16,000 people have been displaced, according to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, head of public relations for the Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency. The devastation may have been exacerbated by an inoperable tsunami early warning system which hasn’t been operational since 2012 despite the inclusion to a dangerous region.
The „Ring of Fire” stretches 25,000 miles from New Zealand up through Indonesia, the Philippines and Japan, and then across the Aleutian Islands and down the coasts of Alaska, Canada, the West Coast of the United States and all the way down to the tip of South America.” Unthinkable devastation from the tsunami disaster in Indonesia. More than two hundred dead and nearly a thousand injured or unaccounted for. We are praying for recovery and healing. America is with you!” President Trump wrote on Twitter.