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Messinian Event

Messinian Event:

The Geological Institute of Israel recently uncovered a never-before-known underwater canyon near Cyprus that dates back to the Messinian Event.

  • Messinian Event also known as the Messinian Salinity Crisis (MSC), the Messinian event was a geological event during which the Mediterranean Sea went into a cycle of partial or nearly complete desiccation (drying up).
  • It was one of the most severe ecological crises in the Earth’s history.
  • The MSC began approximately 6 million years ago (MYA) and lasted until around 5.3 MYA.