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The PHILIPPINE SEA PLATE or PHILIPPINE PLATE is a tectonic plate comprising oceanic lithosphere that lies beneath the Philippine Sea
Philippine Sea
, to the east of the Philippines
Philippines
. Most segments of the Philippines, including northern Luzon
Luzon
, are part of the Philippine Mobile Belt , which is geologically and tectonically separate from the Philippine Sea Plate.

To the north, the Philippine Sea
Philippine Sea
Plate meets the Okhotsk Plate at the Nankai Trough . The Philippine Sea
Philippine Sea
Plate, the Amurian Plate , and the Okhotsk Plate meet at Mount Fuji in Japan
Japan
. Thickened crust of the Izu-Bonin-Mariana arc colliding with Japan
Japan
constitutes the Izu Collision Zone.

The eastern side of the Philippine Sea
Philippine Sea
Plate is a convergent boundary with 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 system. There is also a divergent boundary between the Philippine Sea
Philippine Sea
Plate and the small 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 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

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

REFERENCES

* ^ "Sizes of Tectonic or Lithospheric Plates".

* 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.