Earthquake swarms on Crete have islanders fearful of a possible main event. This morning’s 4.5 magnitude event follows many in 48 hours.
A moderate 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck near Iraklion, Heraklion, Crete, Greece in the early morning hours of July 24th, 2021.
The USGS has reported a magnitude 5.0 earthquake off the south coast of Crete at 07:02 and 50 seconds local time this morning.
Dr. Per Ahlberg and a team of scientists from Uppsala University in Sweden have identified fossilized humanoid footprints in a small area near Trachilos, Crete. Fossil footprints in a track laid down almost 6 million years ago suggest a humanoid or previously unknown primate presence on the Aegean island. The scientists say the animal or ancient human responsible for the prints was probably claw-less and bipedal, walked on the soles of its feet, and had other hominin-like characteristics.