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MOVING PACIFIC
ANDREAS FAULT
SUBDUCTING UNDER
DIVERGENT BOUNDARY
BEING SUBDUCTED UNDER
SUBDUCTED BENEATH
PAST JAPAN
FORMING
PLATE BENEATH
NORTH AMERICAN PLATE
BOUNDARY BETWEEN
PER YEAR
MOVING NORTHWEST
PACIFIC PLATE
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Definitions

  1. The Pacific Plate is an oceanic tectonic plate beneath the Pacific Ocean.
  2. The Pacific Plate is a oceanic plate, which means it is composed of heavier volcanic material and thus it swims depper than the continental plates.
  3. The Pacific Plate is a major section of the earth's crust, gradually expanding by the eruption of magma along the East Pacific Rise to the southeast. (Web site)
  4. The Pacific Plate is to the left and the North American to the right. (Web site)
  5. The Pacific plate is an oceanic plate while the Eurasian Plate is a continental plate.

Moving Pacific

  1. Along the northern portion the northwestward moving Pacific plate is being subducted beneath the Aleutian Islands arc. (Web site)
  2. For the most part the subducting material has comprised the easterly moving Farallon and Kula Plates rather than the more northerly moving Pacific Plate.
  3. The Pacific plate descends into the mantle at the site of the Aleutian trench. (Web site)

Andreas Fault

  1. The Pacific Plate lies to the west of the San Andreas Fault and the North American Plate lies to the east. (Web site)
  2. The southerly side is a transform boundary with the Pacific Plate along an extension of the San Andreas Fault.

Subducting Under

  1. In the south, the Pacific Plate has a complex but generally convergent boundary with the Indo-Australian Plate, subducting under it north of New Zealand.
  2. The Pacific Plate subducting under the Australian Plate forms the Kermadec Trench , and the Tonga and Kermadec island arcs.
  3. The Pacific plate is actively subducting under the east coast of Kamchatka, south of the Aleutian junction at Cape Kamchatka.

Divergent Boundary

  1. If you want to give a hint, tell them to start with the Pacific plate or the Nazca plate and go from there. (Web site)
  2. The westerly side is a divergent boundary with the Pacific Plate forming the Gorda Ridge.
  3. The northerly side is a divergent boundary with the Pacific Plate forming the Explorer Ridge.

Being Subducted Under

  1. Along the Peru-Chile trench, the Pacific plate is being subducted under the South American plate, which responds by crumpling to form the Andes. (Web site)
  2. To the north, the Pacific plate is underriding, or being subducted under, the North American plate along the Aleutian thrust. (Web site)

Subducted Beneath

  1. A portion of the Pacific Plate along with the small Juan de Fuca Plate are being subducted beneath the North American Plate. (Web site)
  2. The western edge of the Pacific plate is being subducted beneath the Eurasian, Philippine, and Indo-Australian plates. (Web site)

Past Japan

  1. Further west the Pacific plate is being subducted along the Kamchatka Peninsula arcs on south past Japan.
  2. Further west the Pacific plate is being subducted along the Kamchatka - Kurile Islands arcs on south past Japan. (Web site)
  3. One such area is the circum-Pacific Ring of Fire, where the Pacific Plate meets many surrounding plates. (Web site)

Forming

  1. The Pacific Plate contains an interior hot spot forming the Hawaiian Islands. (Web site)
  2. The Pacific Plate is being subducted under the Eurasian and Philippine Plates, the latter subduction zone forming the Mariana Trench.
  3. It is bounded on the south by the Mendocino fault zone and along the west by the Pacific Plate.

Plate Beneath

  1. Aleutian arc volcanism is the result of subduction of the Pacific Plate beneath the North American Plate. (Web site)
  2. Seafloor spreading is separating the Pacific Plate from the Cocos Plate at a rate of 11 centimeters (about 5 inches) every year. (Web site)
  3. Last check: ) The Pacific Plate is an oceanic tectonic plate beneath the Pacific Ocean. (Web site)

North American Plate

  1. The San Andreas fault in California is where the Pacific plate slides past the North American plate.
  2. In California, for example, the North American Plate and Pacific Plate are sliding past each other along the San Andrea's Fault.

Boundary Between

  1. It forms a transform boundary between the Pacific Plate and the Indo-Australian Plate. (Web site)
  2. The Alpine Fault marks a transform boundary between the two plates, and further south the Indo-Australian Plate subducts under the Pacific Plate. (Web site)
  3. The fault, a right-lateral strike-slip fault, marks a transform (or sliding) boundary between the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate. (Web site)
  4. Both earthquakes occurred at approximately the same location where the Pacific Plate subducts the Okhotsk Plate at the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench. (Web site)

Per Year

  1. The western half of California lies on the Pacific Plate while the eastern half of California lies on the North American Plate. (Web site)
  2. The Pacific Plate grinds northwestward past the North American Plate at a rate of about two inches per year. (Web site)
  3. South of the triple junction, the Pacific plate moves northwest relative to the North American plate.
  4. The cause of earthquakes in this area is the northwestward motion of the Pacific plate at about 5 to 7 cm per year.

Moving Northwest

  1. The Pacific Plate (carrying the city of Los Angeles) is moving northwards with respect to the North American Plate.
  2. The Pacific Plate, moving northwest, subducts under the eastern edge of the Philippine Plate. (Web site)
  3. The Pacific plate is moving northwest toward the subduction zones of the Aleutians and the western Pacific island arcs.
  4. As Siberia moved northward it created a new ocean trench, the ancestral eastern edge of the "ring of fire" circling the Pacific plate. (Web site)

Pacific Plate

  1. The easterly side is a convergent boundary with the subducting Pacific Plate.
  2. The largest plates include the Pacific plate, the North American plate, the Eurasian plate, the Antarctic plate, and the African plate. (Web site)
  3. Caribbean VR The Pacific plate is bordered on the east by three smaller plates, the Nazca Cocos, and Juan de Fuca plates. (Web site)

Categories

  1. Places > Earth > Oceans > Pacific Ocean
  2. Tectonic Plates
  3. Geography > Regions > Americas > North America
  4. Places > Earth > Ocean > Hawaii
  5. Places > World > Countries > Japan
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