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The AMURIAN PLATE (or AMUR PLATE; also occasionally referred to as the CHINA PLATE) is a minor tectonic plate in the northern and eastern hemispheres. It covers Manchuria
Manchuria
, the Korean Peninsula
Korean Peninsula
, Western Japan
Japan
, and Primorsky Krai . Once thought to be a part of the Eurasian Plate , the Amur Plate is now generally considered to be a separate plate moving southeast with respect to the Eurasian Plate. The Amurian Plate
Amurian Plate
is named after the Amur River
Amur River
, that forms the border between the Russian Far East and Northeastern China. It is bounded on the north, west, and southwest by the Eurasian Plate , on the east by the Okhotsk Plate , to the southeast by the Philippine Sea Plate
Philippine Sea Plate
along the Suruga Trough and the Nankai Trough
Nankai Trough
, and the Okinawa Plate , and the Yangtze Plate
Yangtze Plate
.

The Baikal Rift Zone is considered a boundary between the Amurian Plate and the Eurasian Plate. GPS measurements indicate that the plate is slowly rotating counterclockwise.

The Amurian Plate
Amurian Plate
may have been involved in the 1976 Tangshan earthquake in China.

REFERENCES

* ^ "Amurian Plate". Eurasiatectonics.weebly.com. Retrieved 2016-01-21. * ^ Yu. F. Malyshev, et. al. Deep structure of the Amur lithospheric Plate border zone.

* Dongping Wei and Tetsuzo Seno. 1998. Determination of the Amurian Plate Motion. Mantle Dynamics and Plate Interactions in East Asia, Geodynamics Series. v.27, edited by M. F. J. Flower et al., 419p, AGU, Washington D.C. (abstract)

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Tectonic plates of East Asia
East Asia
( Eurasian Plate -Pacific Plate Convergence Zone)

LARGE

* Amur Plate * Okhotsk Plate * Philippine Sea Plate
Philippine Sea Plate
* Yangtze Plate
Yangtze Plate

SMALL

* Mariana Plate * Okinawa Plate * Philippine Mobile Belt
Philippine Mobile Belt

FAULTS AND RIFT ZONES

* Baikal Rift Zone * Fukozu Fault * Idosawa Fault * Itoigawa-Shizuoka Tectonic Line * Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc
Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc
* Japan
Japan
Median Tectonic Line * Longmenshan Fault * Neodani Fault
Neodani Fault
* Nojima Fault * Northeastern Japan
Japan
Arc * Philippine Fault System * Senya Fault * Tanna Fault * Ulakhan Fault * Urasoko fault

TRENCHES AND TROUGHS Kuril Trench Mariana Trench
Mariana Trench
Japan
Japan
Izu-Ogasawara Trench Japan Trench Nankai Trough
Nankai Trough
Sagami Trough Suruga Trough Okinawa Trough Ryukyu Trench Philippines Manila Trench Philippine Trench East Luzon Trench

OTHER

* Boso Triple Junction

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Tectonic plates

MAJOR

* African * Indo-Australian Plate * Antarctic * Eurasian * North American * Pacific * South American

MINOR

* Amurian * Arabian * Caribbean * Caroline * Cocos * Juan de Fuca * Nazca * Okhotsk * Philippine * Scotia * Somali * Yangtze

OTHER

* Adriatic * Aegean Sea * Anatolian * Australian * Balmoral Reef * Banda Sea * Bird\'s Head * Burma * Capricorn * Conway Reef * Easter * Explorer * Futuna * Galapagos * Gonâve * Gorda * Greenland * Halmahera * Iberian * Indian * Iranian * Juan Fernández * Kerguelen * Kermadec * Madagascar * Manus * Maoke * Mariana * Molucca Sea * New Hebrides * Niuafo’ou * North Andes * North Bismarck * North Galapagos * Nubian * Okinawa * Panama * Pelso * Philippine Mobile Belt
Philippine Mobile Belt
* Rivera * Sangihe * Seychelles * Shetland * Solomon Sea * South Bismarck * South Sandwich * Sunda * Timor * Tisza * Tonga * Woodlark

HISTORICAL

* Baltic * Bellingshausen * Charcot * Cimmeria * Farallon * Insular * Intermontane * Izanagi * Kula * Lhasa * Malvinas * Moa * Phoenix

List of tectonic plates
List of tectonic plates

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