Two earthquakes gently rocked Fethiye this afternoon.

According to the Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute the first quake at 16:29 local time measured 6.3 with the epicentre 12.1 km under the sea bed near to Crete. The second quake of 4.1 took place in the same location at 16:45.

The quake could be felt in Fethiye to inside buildings, but for many people going about their daily business the effects were not noticeable.

Many parts of Greece and Turkey, including Fethiye, are situated on or near major fault lines or cracks in the earths crust that move from time to time.

Fethiye was levelled in 1957 by an earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale. The nearby Greek island of Rhodes was also significantly damaged. Both place lie on a significant and active fault line in the earths crust.

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