There are a large number of plates which vary considerably in size. Below is a list of most of the larger tectonic plates:
Plate Area (Sq Km)
African - 61,334,000
Antarctic - 60,916,000
Arabian - 5,010,900
Australian - 47,152,000
Caribbean - 3,319,000
Cocos - 2,860,000
Eurasian - 67,811,000
Indian - 11,920,000
Juan de Fuca - 252,000
Nazca - 15,630,000
North American - 75,888,000
Pacific - 103,280,000
Philippine - 5,447,000
Scotia - 1,651,000
Somali - 16,667,000
South American - 43,617,000
Bismark microplate - 286,000
Burma microplate - 1,110,000
Caroline microplate - 1,720,000
Easter microplate - 133,000
Explorer microplate - 18,400
Fiji microplates - 1,144,000
Galapagos microplate - 12,000
Gorda microplate - 69,600
Juan Fernandez microplate - 96,000
Mariana microplate - 364,000
Rivera microplate - 73,000
Solomon microplate - 254,000
South Sandwich microplate - 166,000
Tonga microplate - 962,000
The earth has a total of 15 tectonic plates, including primary and secondary plates.
how many tectonic plates are made of oceanic crust
Tectonic plates can move in 1000 ways!
there are 15 tectonic plates that make up the earth.
Bali is located on two tectonic plates.
There are 5 big tectonic plates and 12 other small tectonic plates. Totally make upto 17 tectonic plates. Also, known as 'Litospheric Plates', their movement is the main cause of Earthquakes.
Tectonic plates are plates that float on the earths mantle. There are 8 major tectonic plates on the earth and at the joints of these many earthquakes seem to occur.
Tectonic plates, 3 plates
Continental plates are tectonic plates. They are tectonic plates upon which continents rest, and they move as do all tectonic plates. Basically, there is no difference, other than the fact that oceanic plates are another type of tectonic plate.
Earth is made up of many tectonic plates. When these plates shift, earthquakes happen. The tectonic plates are always moving, but most of the earthquakes are tremors (depends on how close you are to the place the tectonic plates are shifting).
When I first saw you, I was certain that the tectonic plates had just shifted. The Earth's lithosphere is made up of seven or eight major, and many minor tectonic plates.
Tectonic or lithospheric plates.
There is one tectonic plate in the U.S.
the movement of tectonic plates
Tectonic plates and fault lines created by the movement of tectonic plates.
Tectonic plates are also "Continental Crust" and "Oceanic Crust". Also lithospheric plates.
Yes, tectonic plates are also known as crustal plates.
Fuji's tectonic plates are callled plates of tectonicinsm
harry hess named the tectonic plates but I'm not sure why =/
ThE tEcT0nIc plAtes are the plates which move around the earth and earthquake creates tectonic plate
a tectonic hazard is a disaster caused by the moving of tectonic plates.....anda tectonic activity is the moving of tectonic plates........
Tectonic plates do not affect tornadoes.