The earthquake that shook Altour over a week ago was the result of several giant rocks hitting the surface of Valara.
An initial survey team of Moon Elves from Lunea Majora identified the pieces that hit the surface as part of an asteroid that broke apart upon hitting Valara's environment. The impacts destroyed the general area. Luckily, there aren't any known causalities as there was no known settlement in the area. However, there were several Naga nests along the shore and many were devastated. The remaining Naga have been very hostile to anything that isn't a Naga.
The rocks carried unusual pheromones that seemed to attract numerous animals and creatures from well over 300 miles away.
C.O.M.E.T. will be sending a investigation team to investigate the pheromones and the effects on the creatures in the area.
With the increased animal and creature behavior it is highly advised to avoid the area at all cost.
Attached is a drawing of the impact area.