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Earthquake and Landslides in the Union of the Comoros

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A magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck the island of Anjouan in the Union of the Comoros on March 12, 2014.  Heavy rainfall trigger landslides and damages were incurred to buildings, roads, and water supplies. As a precaution, more than 3,000 citizens living below the landslides were moved to a refugee camp. The USGS and the OFDA with USAID are providing support and research assistance on the event. This photo shows the coastline of the island of Grand Comoros, with the steep slope to the left leading up to the active Karthala volcano.


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