This is the terrifying moment cameras captured a person being swept away in a tsunami, just moments after a volcano erupted and sent a tidal wave tearing through Indonesian towns.
The eruption of the volcano Anuk Krakatoa in the Sunda Strait, between the islands of Java and Sumatra, sparked a 20ft wave which came hurtling towards the beaches at about 9.30pm on Saturday evening.
A CCTV camera captured the aftermath as the water crashed onto homes, destroying everything in its path.
One camera showed how the flood broke through glass doors at the entrance to a home.
Trees sway in the wind moments before flashes of light as a huge wave wipes out electricity cables.
As debris was washed through the streets, obliterating the glass gates – a person washes through on the waves.
Behind them is debris from surrounding buildings as well as trees.
It is not clear if the person survived.
At the start of the clip the gates are seen in colour as nearby trees sway in the gentle wind, but seconds later the scene drastically changes
Seconds later a wall of water comes hurtling down the road and opens the gates by sheer force after electricity cables are damaged
The current is so strong the glass and metal gate is broken off its fixings and washed down along the streets with the other debris
A person is washed through the gates in the water along with village debris. It is not clear whether or not they survived
Hundreds of residents have come out to help in the search for survivors in Indonesia as they are left homeless and grieving
Smoke billows from the volcano after it erupted and caused a killer wave which crashed onto beaches in Indonesia
More than 200 people have been killed and 800 are injured. The death toll is expected to rise as clinics treating the sick and wounded update authorities.
A further 30 people are still missing after the volcanic eruption caused a deadly wave to crash over a pop concert where band Seventeen were playing on Saturday evening, sending people fleeing for their lives.
Two members of the band have been confirmed dead, along with the road manager and a crew member while the drummer is missing.
Scientists say the tsunami was probably caused by the eruption of Anak Krakatau, a volcanic island formed over years from the nearby Krakatau volcano. The Meteorology and Geophysics agency also said tidal waves may have been strengthened by the full moon.
Undersea landslides from the eruption of Anak Krakatau – an island formed from previous blasts from Krakatoa – were recorded 24 minutes before the tsunami struck.
Eyewitnesses have described fleeing for their lives as beachfront hotels and homes were swept away in the province of Banten in the Strait, when the wall of water hit.
Azki Kurniawan, 16, said he was undergoing vocational training with a group of 30 other students at Patra Comfort Hotel when people suddenly burst into the lobby yelling, ‘Sea water rising!’
With his eyes swollen and red from crying, he recalled being confused about what was happening because he did not feel a big earthquake, which usually serves as a warning before a tsunami strikes. He said he ran to the parking lot to try to reach his motorbike. But by the time he got there, it was already flooded.
‘Suddenly a 1-meter (3.3-foot) wave hit me,’ he said.
‘I was thrown into the fence of a building about 30 meters (100 feet) from the beach and held onto the fence as strong as I could, trying to resist the water, which felt like it would drag me back into the sea. I cried in fear … `This is a tsunami?’ I was afraid I would die.’
The hunt for survivors: Men and women have been clawing through the mud and water and pieces of building to try and find survivors
Krakatoa volcano erupts in Indonesia before ‘causing tsunami’. Scientists believe the full moon strengthened the rush of water sent crashing into land after the eruption
Aerial shots show how buildings have been swept over as debris fills the streets and cars are crushed against one another
Shots from above have shown the devastation as entire buildings just metres from the sea are wiped out by a tsunami
Carita beach in Pandeglang was one of the worst hit areas with homes being torn down by the rushing water and cars being destroyed
The identification process will soon begin as Indonesians mourn the loss of scores of neighbours and friends just months after 2000 were killed in Palu on the island of Sulawesi
Anak Krakatoa: The explosive history of the Indonesian volcano island
Catastrophic: An artist’s impression of the historic 1883 eruption of Krakatoa
Anak Krakatoa meaning ‘Child of Krakatoa’ was named by Indonesian people over its formation.
The island emerged from the sea in 1927, decades after a cataclysmic natural disaster in 1883 when a larger island with three volcanic peaks erupted, causing huge tidal waves which killed 36,000 people.
The series of explosions were among the worst recorded in history, between 26 and 27 August 1883. It was so loud, Australians in Alice Springs heard the eruption 3,600 km away.
Originally 2,667ft high, Krakatoa had collapsed to 820ft beneath sea level.
About 4,500 people were killed and numerous villages destroyed, but far more devastating was the subsequent 130ft-high tsunami.
The explosive force was 13,000 times the power of the atomic bomb that annihilated Hiroshima.
In 1927 fisherman spotted a small cone coming up from the sea, as the child of Krakatoa rose.
Within decades the new island towered above the water. It now stands 1200ft above the water.
Since the first major natural disaster smaller eruptions have happened in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014 and more recently. The new island of Krakatou is in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra and is 3 miles wide and 5.5 miles long (9 by 5 kilometers). It is part of the Indonesian Island Arc.
Volcanic activity is due to subduction of the Indo-Australian tectonic plate as it moves northward toward mainland Asia.
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Anak Krakatau grows an average 13 cm (5 inches) per week, or average 6,8 m (22 ft) per year.
As of 2018, Krakatoa Island’s height is 813 m (2667 ft).
Beach buildings were completely destroyed. A man is pictured on the sand but officials are warning people to stay away from the sea
A property which once stood on the seafront on the island, with a swimming pool and multiple cars has been battered
Bodies are being carried through the streets by rescue workers who are beginning to count the cost of the devastating quake and tsunami
The volcanic island Anak Krakatoa stands 1200ft above sea level after first emerging from the depths of the ocean in 1937
The areas around the Sunda Strait in Indonesia were hit hard with more than 220 people being confirmed dead on Sunday
A man is consoled by a rescue worker after identifying his relative among the bodies of tsunami victims in Carita, Indonesia
Homes and businesses were swept away by the 16ft wave which crashed onto the beachfront on Saturday evening after a volcanic eruption
NASA released an image of the smoking volcanic island taken from the MultiSpectral Instrument (MSI) on the European Space Agency (ESA)’s Sentinel-2
Landslides under the water were caused by a volcanic eruption which in turn caused the tsunami – which was also further strengthened by the full moon
The singer Riefian ‘Ifan’ Fajarsyah who was wearing a Seventeen top cried as he told followers band members had been killed in the tsunami