Tsunami in Banten Province, Indonesia

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The following information was received from Region 3 about the Tsunamiwhich struck Indonesia last night. Please note the HF frequency in use but I do not think propagation will support communications to us here.

Greg G0DUB
IARU Region 1 Emergency Communications Co-Ordinator



Dear ham fellows on R3,
Please be informed that tsunami was happened last evening, Dec 22nd, around 2130 localtime
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