In October of 2013, the Indonesian province of Lampung was annihilated. More specifically, all traces of humankind had been destroyed, including government buildings, infrastructure, and all citizens living within the area. While there was an attempted cover-up by the Indonesian government, fearing civilian panic, it quickly failed. In the face of mass rioting throughout the remaining provinces, the government of Indonesia failed to re-establish any amount of control over Lampung.
The cause of the Eraser Incident, as it has been called by scholars, is unknown, and has become the source of wild speculation. Some popular theories involve teleportation experiments, weapons testing, or time travel, but these remain wild speculation, due to the lack of information surrounding the Eraser Incident.