Tsunami in Banten Province, Indonesia

The following information was received from the IARU Region 3 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator.

Dear ham fellows on R3,

Please be informed that tsunami was happened last evening, Dec 22nd, around 2130 local time

At least 43 people have been killed and 584 injured after a tsunami hit the coast around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, government officials say. The country’s disaster management agency says two people are missing, and hundreds of buildings were damaged. It says the possible cause of the tsunami was undersea landslides after the Krakatoa volcano erupted.

The Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra connects the Java Sea to the Indian Ocean. The deaths were reported in the Pandeglang, South Lampung and Serang regions. The disaster management agency warned that the death toll is likely to rise further, adding that high seas as a result of the full moon may also have contributed to the strength of the waves.

The Ham Radio in Banten Province, has already take position to support the Emcomm,

The emergency frequency for VHF will be announced soon, but for HF as usual Orari will use 7.110 MHz

73 Dani YB2TJV DCC R3


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