Okhotsk plate

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Location of the Okhotsk plate

The Okhotsk Plate is a small tectonic plate that borders the North American Plate to the north, the Pacific Plate to the east, the Philippine Plate to the south, and the Eurasian Plate to the west. In the west it would also lie on the Amurplatte , the existence of which has not yet been established beyond doubt. The Okhotsk Plate was previously believed to be part of the North American Plate, but recent studies have refuted this. The plate has an area of ​​0.07482 steradian and is named after the town of Okhotsk in the Russian region of Khabarovsk .


  • David B. Cook, Kazuya Fujita, Cindy A. McMullen: Present-day plate interactions in northeast Asia: North America, Eurasian, and Okhotsk plates. In: Journal of Geodynamics. 6, 1986, ISSN  0264-3707 , pp. 33-51, doi : 10.1016 / 0264-3707 (86) 90031-1 .


See also

Individual evidence

  1. Peter Bird: An updated digital model of plate boundaries. In: Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2003, ISSN  1525-2027 , doi: 10.1029 / 2001GC000252 , ( PDF, 13 MB ).