Earthquake recorded near Methoni

A 4.1 magnitude earthquake was recorded off the coast of Methoni, in the southern Peloponnese, on Friday afternoon at 2.44 p.m. according to the Geodynamic Institute of the Athens National Observatory.

The quake's epicenter was located 20 kilometers southwest of Methoni, at a depth of 6 kilometers.

Reports: F4 fighter plane believed crashed off western Greece

Media reports in Athens on Monday morning claimed a two-seater Hellenic Air Force F-4 "Phantom" fighter plane went down during a training flight off the northwest coast of the Peloponnese (southern Greece), in the Ionian Sea.

According to the same reports, search efforts are underway to locate the two aviators who were flying the plane.

Light tremor recorded in Patra

An earthquake measuring 3.6 on the Richter scale registered shortly before 9 p.m. in the Gulf of Patras, near Antirio, on Wednesday evening.

The quake had a focal depth of five kilometers, and it was reportedly felt across the city of Patras, northwestern Peloponnese, and also at coastal areas in Etoloakarnania.

No injuries or damages have been reported so far.


Structure believed to be long-lost temple to Poseidon unearthed in Peloponnese

The remains of a 2,500-year-old structure unearthed at an archaeological dig in the western Peloponnese may be those of a temple dedicated to the god of the sea, Poseidon, and mentioned by the ancient Greek geographer and historian Strabo, according to archaeologists.