The fault line that caused the earthquake off Oludeniz and subsequent after shocks on 10th June 2012 rumbled again today causing a 5.3 quake.

According to the Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute a 5.3 quake took place at 16:05 GMT today.

The quake was followed by subsequent tremors 16:11, 16:26, 17:33 and 18:01 the most powerful of which was 3.5.

The image below shows the location of the larger earthquake this afternoon between Oludeniz, Fethiye and Rhodes.

Oludeniz Earthquake Map 25 June 2012

The quakes have caused concern to the local population following the 6.1 earthquake that took place on Sunday 10th June.

That powerful earthquake created spectacular rock falls in the mountains above Oludeniz but thankfully the threat to life and property was limited.

However the fear felt by some of the local population did lead to panic when rumour of a Tsunami spread. It took official action to quash such rumours.

The graph below shows the siesmic activity around this area in the last 30 days over a magnitude of 3.