An earthquake struck southwestern Turkey around 9:30 a.m. local time on Wednesday, rattling towns and startling residents.
The quake had a magnitude of 5.7, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), and was followed by two smaller aftershocks.
The epicentre was centred on the town of Acipayam in Denizli province in southwestern Turkey.
At least three injuries were reported due to the quake, mostly due to falling debris.
Several homes in rural areas were completely destroyed by the violent shaking and a hospital was evacuated.