The research team first found evidence of a destructive historical wave on Dongdao Island, located in the middle of the South China Sea, in 2013
Hundreds of buildings were destroyed by the wave, which hit the coast of southern Sumatra and the western tip of Java around 9:30 pm on Saturday
Search and rescue teams were scouring rubble for survivors, with 168 confirmed dead, 745 people injured and 30 reported missing
Authorities set a tentative deadline of Friday to find anyone still trapped under rubble
A powerful 8.0 magnitude earthquake has set off a tsunami that has killed at least five people in a remote part of the Solomon Islands.