The bright colors of Sixties Cinerama bear little resemblance to the reality of 2018:
Data sementara dampak tsunami di Pantai di Kab Pandeglang, Serang dan Lampung Selatan hingga 23/12/2018 pukul 04.30 WIB: tercatat 20 orang meninggal dunia, 165 orang luka-luka, 2 orang hilang dan puluhan bangunan rusak. Data korban kemungkinan masih akan terus bertambah. pic.twitter.com/6f7buuoD5Y
— Sutopo Purwo Nugroho (@Sutopo_PN) December 22, 2018
At least 20 people have been killed and 165 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 dozens of buildings were damaged.
It says the possible cause of the tsunami were 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.
Or maybe, to give it a Hollywood flourish, “Krakatoa 2”: the eruption in 1883, sort of portrayed in that 1969 disaster film, destroyed most of the island on which the volcano sat, and killed more than 30,000 people. In 1927, a new island was detected at the site of the old one, and it continues to grow at an average of five meters per year, fed by the sort of undersea flow that may have contributed to the present-day tsunami.
Incidentally, the film lost many millions in its original release, and was given a second release under the title Volcano, the filmmakers having learned that Krakatoa is in fact west of Java.