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The Amurian Plate
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, the Korean Peninsula, the Yellow Sea, 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.[1] The Amurian Plate
Amurian Plate
is named after the 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
Suruga Trough
and the Nankai Trough, and the Okinawa Plate, and the Yangtze Plate.[2] The Baikal Rift Zone
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[edit]

^ "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
Pacific Plate
Convergence Zone)

Large

Amur Plate Okhotsk Plate Philippine Sea Plate Yangtze Plate

Small

Mariana Plate Okinawa Plate Philippine Mobile Belt

Faults and rift zones

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

Trenches and troughs

Kuril Trench Mariana Trench Japan Izu-Ogasawara Trench Japan Trench 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 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

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