Cyprus at low risk of tsunamis, but still prepared
By Evie Andreou
In its message to raise awareness on World Tsunami Awareness Day, marked on November 5, the Geological Survey Department, said that there have been tsunamis in Cyprus in the past.
Cyprus, being aware of the consequences that could result from a tsunami, it said, set up in 2016 a national committee to participate in the Early Warning System for Tsunami in the Mediterranean and North Atlantic. The national committee is coordinated by the Geological Survey Department.
Four certified centres for tsunami warning and information are currently operating in the region, particularly in Italy, France, Turkey and Greece. “If tsunamis are detected from these centres, automatically, alerts are sent to member states of the system.”