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Semera, September 26,2005 (WIC) - The recent earthquake that occured in Afar state has caused landslide and big fissure in Teru locality kebele 02 of the state near the active volcano Mount Arteale, a team of geologists who have just returned from the site disclosed.
The earthquake observed from September 10 -24, 2005 is the culmination of volcanic activities in the area since millions of years ago, geologists Dr. Derge Ayalew and Dr. Gezahegn Yirgu told WIC.
The geologists said the landslide and fissure are indicators that there would be a possible volcanic eruption in the future.
A woman was injured and some 200 goats and 59 camels engulfed,it was learnt.
The geologist advised residents to keep away from the areas susceptible to eruption.