The Daily Mail is reporting that an earthquake hit the Mediterranean island of Crete on Sept 27, 2021, killing at least one person.
The major 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck at 9:17am Crete time resulting in several buildings collapsing and major damage to other structures.
One person who was working inside a church in the village of Arkalochori reportedly died after being hit by falling debris. There are fears that others may be trapped inside collapsed buildings.
The early morning quake, followed by several aftershocks, resulted in thousands of peoples fleeing their homes and businesses and gathering on the streets. One of the aftershocks hit 4.8.
Biblical prophecy states that earthquakes will play a role in end times events.
Jesus prophesied there would be an increase in earthquakes in diverse places, which the Lord described as the beginning of the birth pangs leading to Jesus’ second coming (Mathew 24:6-8).
And in his vision of the end times, recorded in the Book of Revelation, the Apostle John saw a massive earthquake, that he described as the largest earthquake the world has ever seen (Revelation 16:18).
A week ago, the Canary Island of Las Palma, located in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of North Africa, was hit by both an earthquake and volcanic eruption. According to reports, the volcano continued to erupt over the weekend. READ: La Palma’s volcano suddenly starts erupting after several hours of calm – while lava continues to creep towards the sea with new areas placed in lockdown
The prophet Joel warned of increased volcanic activity leading up to the Day of the Lord (Joel 2:30-31). The prophet also warned that there would be so much ash in the sky, the sun would turn dark.