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Plate Tectonics

What are the NAMES of MAJOR plates in the earth?

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02/19/2016

The names of the major plates are:

African Plate which is made up of:

-Madagascar Plate

-Nubian Plate

-Seychelles Plate

-Somali Plate

Antarctic Plate which is made up of:

-Kerguelen microcontinent

-Shetland Plate

-South Sandwich Plate

Eurasian Plate which is made up of:

-Adriatic or Apulian Plate

-Aegean Sea Plate

-Amurain Plate

-Anatolian Plate

-Banda Sea Plate

-Burma Plate

-Iberian Plate

-Iranian Plate

-Molucca Plate

-Halmahera Plate

-Sangihe Plate

-Okinawa Plate

-Pelso Plate

-Sunda Plate

-Timor Plate

-Tisza Plate

-Yangtze Plate

Indo-Australian Plate which is made up of:

-Australian Plate

-Capricorn Plate

-Futuna Plate

-Indian Plate

-Kermadec Plate

-Maoke Plate

-Niuafo'ou Plate

-Sri Lanka Plate

-Tonga Plate

-Woodlark Plate

North American Plate which is made up of:

-Greenland Plate

-Okhotsk Plate

Pacific Plate which is made up of:

-Balmoral Reef Plate

-Bird's Head Plate

-Caroline Plate

-Conway Reef Plate

-Easter Plate

-Galapagos Plate

-Juan Fernandez Plate

-Kula Plate

-Manus Plate

-New Hebrides Plate

-North Bismarck Plate

-North Galapagos Plate

-Solomon Plate

-South Bismarck plate

South American Plate which is made up of:

-Altiplano Plate

-Falklands Microplate

-North Andes Plate