Explorer plate

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The Explorer Plate is a small lithospheric plate , which in the Pacific off the west coast of Vancouver Iceland ( Canada is). It is the most seismically active region in Canada.

The Explorer Plate is one of the northern remnants of the Farallon Plate . In the east it dips under the North American plate . To the south lies the Sovanco Fault Zone that separates the Explorer Plate from the Pacific Plate . To the southwest, it is separated from the Juan de Fuca plate by another fault zone, the Nootka fault zone . To the northwest lies a separation zone that forms the Explorer mountain ridge .

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Individual evidence

  1. Laura Jean Penvenne: Science: Canada's cracking plate feels the Earth move. In: New Scientist, February 1, 1997.