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The Philippine Sea
Philippine Sea
Plate or Philippine Plate is a tectonic plate comprising oceanic lithosphere that lies beneath the Philippine Sea, to the east of the Philippines. Most segments of the Philippines, including northern Luzon, are part of the Philippine Mobile Belt, which is geologically and tectonically separate from the Philippine Sea Plate. Philippine Sea
Philippine Sea
plate is bordered mostly by convergent boundaries[2]: To the north, the Philippine Sea
Philippine Sea
Plate meets the Okhotsk Plate
Okhotsk Plate
at the Nankai Trough. The Philippine Sea
Philippine Sea
Plate, the Amurian Plate, and the Okhotsk Plate
Okhotsk Plate
meet at Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji
in Japan. The thickened crust of the Izu-Bonin-Mariana arc colliding with Japan
Japan
constitutes the Izu Collision Zone. To the east, Philippine Sea
Philippine Sea
Plate meets the Pacific Plate, subducting at the Izu-Ogasawara Trench. The east of the plate includes the Izu-Ogasawara (Bonin) and the Mariana Islands, forming the Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc
Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc
system. There is also a divergent boundary between the Philippine Sea
Philippine Sea
Plate and the small Mariana Plate
Mariana Plate
which carries the Mariana Islands. To the south, the Philippine Sea
Philippine Sea
Plate is bounded by the Caroline Plate and Bird's Head Plate. To the west, the Philippine Sea
Philippine Sea
Plate subducts under the Philippine Mobile Belt at the Philippine Trench
Philippine Trench
and the East Luzon
Luzon
Trench. (The adjacent rendition of Prof. Peter Bird's map is inaccurate in this respect.) To the northwest, the Philippine Sea
Philippine Sea
Plate meets Taiwan
Taiwan
and the Nansei islands on the Okinawa Plate, and southern Japan
Japan
on the Amurian Plate. See also[edit]

List of earthquakes in Guam List of earthquakes in Japan List of earthquakes in the Philippines

References[edit]

^ "Sizes of Tectonic or Lithospheric Plates".  ^ Smoczyk, G.M., Hayes, G.P., Hamburger, M.W., Benz, H.M., Villaseñor, Antonio, and Furlong, K.P., 2013, Seismicity of the Earth 1900–2012 Philippine Sea
Philippine Sea
Plate and vicinity: U.S. Geological Survey Open- File
File
Report 2010–1083-M, scale 1:10,000,000, https://dx.doi.org/10.3133/ofr20101083m.

Hall, Robert; Fuller, Michael; Ali, Jason R.; Anderson, Charles D. (1995). "The Philippine Sea
Philippine Sea
Plate' Magnetism and Reconstructions" (PDF). American Geophysical Union. Retrieved October 9, 2014. 

External links[edit]

High-resolution map of Tectonic Plate Boundaries Map showing Seismicity of the Earth, 1900‒2012: Philippine Sea
Philippine Sea
Plate and Vicinity United States Geological Survey

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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

List of tectonic plates

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Tectonic plates of Southeast Asia– New Guinea
New Guinea
(Australian Plate- Pacific Plate
Pacific Plate
Convergence Zone)

Large

Caroline Plate Philippine Sea
Philippine Sea
Plate Sunda Plate

Small

West

Burma Plate

Philippines

Philippine Mobile Belt

Indonesia

Banda Sea Plate Bird's Head Plate Halmahera Plate Molucca Sea Collision Zone Molucca Sea Plate Sangihe Plate Timor Plate

New Guinea

Maoke Plate North Bismarck Plate Manus Plate Solomon Sea
Solomon Sea
Plate South Bismarck Plate Woodlark Plate

Faults

Great Sumatran fault Marikina Valley Fault System New Britain Subduction
Subduction
Zone Palu Fault Philippine Fault System Ramu-Markham Fault Sorong Fault

Trenches and troughs

Java Trench (Sunda) with Mentawai Trough Sunda Trough Timor Trough

Philippines

Cotabato Trench Manila Trench North Luzon
Luzon
Trough Negros Trench Palawan Trench Philippine Trench East Luzon
Luzon
Trench Sulu Trench

Sulawesi & Moluccas

Aru Trough Banda Trench Ceram Trough Salajar Trough Sangihe Trough Talaud Trough Ternate Trough

Timor

Aur Trough Tanimbar Trough

New Guinea

Ayu Trough Kilinailai Trench Manokwari Trough Lyra Trough Manus Trench Mussau Trench New Guinea
New Guinea
Trench Pocklington Trough New Britain Trench (Bougainville) West Caroline Trough West Melanesian Trench

Subsea plateaus and basins

Arafura Basin Aru-Tanimbar Basin Bengkulu Basin Benham Plateau Bula Basin East Natuna Basin Geelvinck (Cendrawasih) Basin Minahasa Basin North Australian Basin North Biak Basin North Flores Basin Northern East Java Basin Northern Makassar Basin Sawu Basin Southern Makassar Basin Talaud Basin Weber Basin West Halmahera Basin West Natuna Basin

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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
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
Japan
Median Tectonic Line Longmenshan 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 Japan Izu-Ogasawara Trench Japan
Japan
Trench Nankai Trough Sagami Trough Suruga Trough Okinawa Trough Ryukyu Trench Philippines Manila Trench Philippine Trench East Luzon
Luzon
Trench

Other

Boso Triple Junction

Coordinates: 26°N 132°E / 26°N 132°E / 26; 132

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