The Info List - Amurian Plate

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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
, the Korean Peninsula , Western 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 , 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
Okhotsk Plate
, to the southeast by the Philippine Sea Plate
Philippine Sea Plate
along the Suruga Trough and the Nankai Trough , and the Okinawa Plate , and the 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.


* ^ "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)


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


* Mariana Plate * Okinawa Plate * Philippine Mobile Belt


* 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