funny you should say that , I never had Cyprus down as in risk of Earthquakes until last week. Wife was out there for Job interview and during the process she was made aware that they are routinely practising earthquake drills as its believed Cyprus is over due one.We just had an earth tremor
I felt the sofa I am sitting on shake. :scared:
That's surprising considering the way everything is built to be earthquake resistant. Also a quick look at the history of Cyprus will show the influential effects past earthquakes have had.funny you should say that , I never had Cyprus down as in risk of Earthquakes until last week. Wife was out there for Job interview and during the process she was made aware that they are routinely practising earthquake drills as its believed Cyprus is over due one.
Actually I thought you were living here as your header flags indicate. Nevertheless I hope the links I gave you are helpful and of interest.@peteandsylv, I dont actually as yet live in Cyprus, hoping to move when the time is right
learning more and more about the island all the time and earthquake zone is something I hadnt even considered until last week . as they say you learn something new everyday.
apparently the med is not a big enough expanse of water for a tsunami to build up even with a major quake out to sea. We might get some big waves but not tsunami sized.:clap2::clap2:I never knew either until my wife told me. She was in Paphos for the one in 1996 that was over 6.0. Apparently there were noticeable aftershocks for days. She also told was that many, many people didn't want to stay in their homes especially those that lived in apartment buildings so they camped out in their cars by the beaches. Now, I don't know if Paphos would ever be at risk for a tsunami ( I doubt it) BUT I think I would rather camp out on higher ground if I were to do that!!