Articles | Volume 22, issue 6
Research article
14 Jun 2022
Research article |  | 14 Jun 2022

Risk communication during seismo-volcanic crises: the example of Mayotte, France

Maud Devès, Robin Lacassin, Hugues Pécout, and Geoffrey Robert

Data sets

EMSC-CSEM/Earthquake_Sequence_Mayotte_2018_2021: Second release EMSC-CSEM

MAYOBS, French Oceanic Cruises E. Rinnert, E. Lebas, S. Jorry, N. Feuillet, I. Thinon, and Y. Fouquet

Short summary
This paper focuses on the issue of population information about natural hazards and disaster risk. It builds on the analysis of the unique seismo-volcanic crisis on the island of Mayotte, France, that started in May 2018 and lasted several years. We document the gradual response of the actors in charge of scientific monitoring and risk management. We then make recommendations for improving risk communication strategies in Mayotte and also in contexts where comparable geo-crises may happen.
Final-revised paper