A powerful earthquake has rattled the Greek island of Crete for a second time in less than a month.
The magnitude 6.3 tremor was centered at sea, some 23 km (14 miles) east of the village of Zakros in eastern Crete, the Athens Geodynamic Institute said.
And the quake was at a depth of 2 km, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre. According to the EMSC, the quake was felt in places as far away as Cairo and Istanbul.
Another earthquake had struck around 8 kilometers northwest of the nearby Greek island of Kárpathos, witnesses told the EMSC. That quake is estimated to have had a magnitude of 4.4.
A strong earthquake also shook Crete last month, killing one person and causing serious damage to buildings. That quake, which sent people out of their homes and public buildings and caused considerable damage, was described by a Greek seismologist as a “thunderbolt” with strong aftershocks.
This current 6+ magnitude quake was said by the USGS to be an undersea earthquake that occurred off the island’s eastern coast. And the main tremblor was followed by two aftershocks of magnitude 4.1 and 4.6 just minutes later.
There were no reports of serious damage or injuries, but a small church near the epicenter that was empty at the time of the quake partially collapsed. Authorities said police and fire crews were checking villages in eastern Crete.
Hundreds of people from villages south of Heraklion remain homeless following a 6+ magnitude quake that struck on Sept. 27. A man was killed while carrying out restoration work at a church that was damaged in the area. Residents whose homes were damaged were moved to hotels or into tents set up by the army.
The Biblical prophecies (Matthew 24, Luke 21, Revelation 6) foretell that there will be earthquakes in the prophetic Last Days signaling the world is nearing the end of this age and the coming of Jesus Christ.
These events and conditions happening now are warning signs pointing to the nearing fulfillment of the Last Days prophecies at the end of this age revealing it’s time to prepare now for the nearing appearance of Jesus Christ for His Church by being born again spiritually into the Kingdom of God as Jesus said we must (John 3) and His Apostles who were authorized (Matthew 16:19) described how (Acts 2).
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