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Rescue efforts continue in Indonesia after tsunami

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Published: Dec. 27, 2018 at 3:54 PM EST
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The destruction along Indonesia's coastline goes on for miles where a tsunami smashed through homes, communities and resorts.

Phone video captured the moment it swept through a rock concert, killing all but one member of the band Seventeen. Their stage later washed up the beach.

Police and rescue crews are still combing remote areas, helping to evacuate stranded residents. The disaster agency estimates more than 20,000 people are now in shelters.

The volcano - Anak Krakatau--has been active on and off for weeks. It is belching dust and smoke, so the sky around it is a no-fly zone.

Indonesian authorities have also banned anyone from going within half a mile of the shore in case a fresh eruption causes another tsunami.

Heavy clouds are making it hard to see the volcano, but new radar data confirms what volcanologists suspected. Saturday's eruption sent the entire southwest side of the mountain into the ocean.

Meanwhile, the rescue effort is being slowed down by bad weather and torrential rain in an area already devastated by flooding from the tsunami.