A geodetic study of the 23 October 2011 Van, Turkey earthquake

Altiner Y., Soehne W., Güney C., Perlt J., Wang R., Muzli M.

TECTONOPHYSICS, vol.588, pp.118-134, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 588
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tecto.2012.12.005
  • Journal Name: TECTONOPHYSICS
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.118-134
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The Van (Eastern Anatolia, Turkey) earthquake occurred on Sunday, October 23, 2011 with a moment magnitude of 7.2. The tectonics of this region is characterized by strike-slip faulting on the Bitlis Suture Zone, and thrusting in the Zagros fold and thrust belt Using high-rate (1 second) GPS data from permanent GNSS stations from the CORS-TR network, co-seismic displacements of eleven stations were determined using precise point positioning during this earthquake. We used the time series of coordinate changes for fourteen CORS-TR stations, and calculated the crust movements before and after the earthquake.