The Cyprus Engineering Association (CCEAA) warned the country's authorities that thousands of buildings in the cities and resorts of Cyprus can not withstand a serious earthquake.
In a letter to the Ministry of Communications of Cyprus, CCEAA calls for mandatory inspection of buildings to be earthquake-proof in order to avoid possible catastrophes. The association claims that many buildings in the old Nicosia and the coast of Limassol are in disrepair. As an example, there is a balcony that fell in Limassol 11 August. Fortunately, there were no casualties.
Cyprus is located in a region with large seismic activity, states the CCEAA, and the state must take all necessary measures to ensure the safety of citizens and their property.