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Expert confirmation comes as officials say country needs new tsunami early warning system

The deadly tsunami in Indonesia was triggered by a chunk of the Anak Krakatau volcano slipping into the ocean, officials have confirmed, amid calls for a new early warning system that can detect volcanic eruptions.

At least 373 people were killed and many buildings were heavily damaged when the tsunami struck, almost without warning, along the rim of the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra islands late on Saturday.

Related: Sunda Strait tsunami is latest in a series of Indonesian disasters in 2018

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