The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) announced on Tuesday that a 5.1-magnitude earthquake hit the Aegean Sea near Turkey's western coastal district of Datça, in the province of Muğla.
The epicenter of the quake is located 53 kilometers off the coast in the Aegean Sea.
The earthquake occurred at 09:03 a.m. local time (06:03 GMT), at an undersea depth of 37 kilometers.
There are no reports of casualties or injuries following the earthquake.
Turkey is a seismically active region including the major Northern Anatolia Fault (NAF), where the Anatolian and Eurasian plates meet. The NAF, a strike-slip fault formed as the Anatolian plate is being pushed northwestwards by the Arabian plate, has produced devastating earthquakes throughout the history, with the most recent ones being magnitude 7.6 and 7.2 earthquakes in northwestern Izmit and Düzce provinces in August and December 1999.
Anatolian Plate's movement into the West towards Greece also produces significant earthquakes in Aegean Sea.