Earthquake and Landslides in the Union of the Comoros
Heavy rains from a tropical cyclone struck the islands of the Comoros in March, 2014. On the island of Anjouan in the Union of Comoros, these rains triggered landslides that displaced over 3000 people to refugee camps. The USGS and the OFDA with USAID are providing support and research assistance on these events. This photo shows USGS landslide scientist Jonathan Stock taking samples at the clay-rich landslide headscarp.