Scores were left dead and hundreds more injured in Indonesia early Sunday as a tsunami hit the island nation following a volcanic eruption.
The tsunami killed at least 222 people and injured 843 more as the wave came crashing ashore late Saturday on the eastern side of Java, one of the large islands comprising the country, according to Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, head of public relations for the Indonesian National Disaster Mitigation Agency.
They are now sayint it was not an explosion, but a landslide caused by massive amounts of rock left there by previous eruptions sliding down all at once. The Tsunami came in in the dark so no-one saw it before it hit. THius band was playing and the water hit from behind the stage. go to 0.43 for the wave hitting.
Sad thing even if their tsunami monitors were working the slide was only 30 miles from where the wave hit so the time to react even had their been an alert sent likely would have been too slow to save anybody. Apparently there is heavy rain in the area and the volcano is still erupting so everybody is on edge for another big slide kicking off more waves. That is really hampering rescue/recovery efforts.