Smoke billows from the Krakatou volcanic eruption in Indonesia. Photo: Nurul Hidayat/AFP via Getty Images

At least 429 people are dead and 1,400 injured after an eruption on Indonesia's Anak Krakatau volcano triggered a tsunami this weekend, causing mass devastation on the islands of Java and Sumatra, the AP reports.

The big picture: Residents have been told to stay away from the coast, as the seething volcano could still cause another tsunami. A mix of ash, steam and other materials is rising thousands of feet into the air above the crater, creating its own lightning and apocalyptic visuals in the surrounding area.

Damaged buildings in Banten, Indonesia. Photo: Dasril Roszandi/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Photo: Dasril Roszandi/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Photo: Dasril Roszandi/NurPhoto via Getty Images
Rescuers look for survivors along the coast of South Sumatra. Photo: Ferdi Awed/AFP/Getty Images

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