A powerful earthquake of 5.8 magnitude hit Greece's island of Rhodes and southwestern Turkey Sunday, injuring six people who jumped from balconies and windows in panic, observatories and local media reported.
There were no reports of deaths or serious damage in the quake, the epicenter of which was off the coast of the Mediterranean province of Mugla, at a depth of 37 kilometers (23 miles) in the Aegean Sea. The quake struck at 3:44 p.m. (1244 GMT), according to the U.S. Geological Survey report posted on its website.
Residents in the town of Fethiye, Mugla province, said the earthquake lasted about 30 seconds, Reuters reported.
Several Turkish provinces, the city of Izmir, about 330 km north of Fethiye, northern Cyprus, and the Greek island of Rhodes were shook in the quake.
In several regions of Turkey that are active seismically, quakes occur regularly and about 20,000 people were killed in 1999 in two massive earthquakes in the northwestern region.