After afflicted by fatal tsunami tourists warned of visit in Indonesia

 Thursday, December 27, 2018 


Indonesia’s tourism ministry advised tourists to travel other coastal areas in some parts of Indonesia and avoid to stay less than one kilometer from coast.



The country’s meteorology and geophysics agency and the volcanology agency after Saturday’s tsunami has issued a no-go zone of 0.5 to one km from the coast line.



Anak Krakatau volcano was erupted and had killed more than 430 people along the coastal areas of Sunda Strait.



According to the national disaster management and mitigation agency most of the casualties are holiday makers spending time along the coast in several tourist resorts.




Guntur Sakti, chairman of crisis center team of the tourism ministry urged tourists not to stay in the radius of less than or at 1 kilometer from coast. Or, it is transiently better to visit other than coastal destinations.



Tourists should update weather information through social media or the weather agency during their holiday.



The tidal waves with height of 1.25 to 2.5 meters potentially surged in some water from western to eastern parts of Indonesia.


Every month more than one million foreign holiday makers visit Indonesia every month  and as per the data from the national statistics bureau.


A 312.75 km long of coastal areas along the Sunda Strait was devastated by Saturday’s tsunami causing destruction in the province of Banten and Lampung.



After warning from government agencies over 21,000 people were forced to flee homes for the fear of second tsunami.

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