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Taking into account the cultural context to improve scientific communication – Lessons learned from earthquakes in Mayotte

by Laure Fallou and Rémy Bossu   Since 10th May 2018, a series of earthquakes has hit Mayotte Island, and it has not stopped yet. This seismic activity is very unusual in the area and has left not only the citizens, but also the authorities and the scientific community puzzled. Soon after the outset of the crisis one could observe the rise of a distrust atmosphere and of conspiracy theories.