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Table 1 Historical and Instrumental period earthquakes (Ergin et al., 1967; Alsan et al., 1975; Soysal et al., 1981; Ambraseys, 1988; Eyidoğan et al., 1991; Turkelli et al., 2003).

From: Source mechanism of the 23 October, 2011, Van (Turkey) earthquake (Mw = 7.1) and aftershocks with its tectonic implications

No Date Macroseismic Lat.-Lon. (°) Instrumental Lat.-Lon. (°) Remark Intensity/Magnitude
1 02.04.1647 39.15–44.00   Van, Bitlis, Muş IX
2 05.03.1871 38.50–43.40    5.5 (Ms)
3 30.05.1881 38.50–43.40   Van, Bitlis, Muş 7.3 (Ms)
4 10.02.1884 38.40–42.10    6.1 (Ms)
5 03.05.1891 39.15–42.50    5.5 (Ms)
6 28.04.1903 39.14–42.65   Malazgirt 7.0 (Ms)
7 27.01.1913   38.38–42.23   5.4 (Ms)
8 14.02.1915   38.80–42.50   5.6 (Ms)
9 20.11.1945   38.63–43.33 Van 5.5–5.8 (Ms)
10 03.09.1952   39.00–43.00   5.5 (Ms)
11 27.04.1966   38.13–42.52   5.6 (M)
12 24.11.1976   39.10–44.02 Çaldıran 7.3 (Ms)
13 15.11.2000   38.40–42.92 Van 5.7 (mb)