[WATCH] Fears of new tsunami as Indonesian volcano erupting again

Aerial footage shows smoke and ash billowing from Anak Krakatau

The volcano on Anak Krakatau is erupting again, sparking fears of a new tsunami
The volcano on Anak Krakatau is erupting again, sparking fears of a new tsunami

Indonesians living in coastal areas close to the volcanic island of Anak Krakatau have been warned to stay away from he ocean, as authorities are fearing another tsunami.

The volcano, which triggered a tsunami on Saturday which killed at least 222 people and injured hundreds on the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra, is seething again, sparking fears of another tsunamic catastrophe.

Aerial footage shows smoke and ash billowing from the volcano, which is in the Sunda Strait between the two islands.

Indonesian National Disaster Management Agency head Sutopo Purwo Nugroho told the press that people in the vicinities of the volcano should stay away from the sea.

"Recommendations from [the] Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysical Agency are that people should not carry out activities on the beach and stay away from the coast for a while," he said.

"The potential for a fresh tsunami is still possible because the volcanic eruption of Anak Krakatau continues to occur, potentially triggering tsunami."

The danger is all the more real in light of the lack of warning signs - such as an earthquake - before the Saturday eruption, which saw two to three metre high waves sweep the shore.

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