The State Coordination of Civil Protection has so far prepared 17 opinions to validate structural damage, and has found nothing but lack of maintenance in buildings where there could be a risk of earthquakes.
The head of the state agency, Mauricio Ordaz Flores, reported that the next opinion could be issued this Friday, and corresponds to the Pedregal Campus Building of the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí.
He said that the earthquake led to alarm signals in Villa de Reyes, Villa de Zaragoza and the capital, but also the municipal offices of Civil Protection have reviewed and have not found structural flaws in the buildings.
He confirmed that during the night, it was only necessary to evacuate two buildings, one of them owned by the Hotel Fiesta Americana and the other, the Hotel Real Plaza.
However, there are no other buildings that had been intervened for eviction, which he attributed to the low intensity of the earthquake, detected by at least three seismographs, one installed in Ciudad Valles, one in Aquismón and the third in the Institute of Geology of the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi.
He specified that they have been working together with the College of Civil Engineers and with the Geology Institute of the UASLP itself, in addition to geological engineers from the State Civil Protection Unit itself, who have reviewed, analyzed and issued opinions in each of the cases, to give certainty and not resort to versions of social networks.
As regards the 17 opinions issued so far, and as of Monday’s earthquake, the state official said that among them, they have worked in the Pensions building, the Comptroller General of the State, Puga, Infonavit, INEGI, the building of Sears and other properties that seem to have suffered an act of nuisance due to the earthquakes.
However, he warned that there is no structural damage to any of them, but there is a noticeable lack of maintenance by the owners, who have not given the necessary attention for many years.