The 5.8 magnitude quake struck about 40 miles east of the Greek island of Rhodes, near the coast of Turkey at 3:44 p.m. local time.
Residents say the quake was felt as far as the Aegean port city of Izmir to the north and the Mediterranean city of Antalya to the east.
It was the most powerful of about 50 tremors that occurred just off Turkey’s Aegean and Mediterranean coasts within a 24-hour period, according to Istanbul’s Kandilli observatory.
Water in swimming pools began to slosh around during the shaking, which also kicked up large clouds of dust on hillsides, according to eyewitnesses.
Cracks appeared in some buildings and in pavement.