Filipino plate

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The Philippine Plate is an oceanic, tectonic plate beneath the Pacific Ocean . Its dimensions largely correspond to the Philippine Sea , northeast of the Philippines .

The eastern side is a convergent plate boundary where the Pacific plate is pushed under the Philippine what basis the bonuses trench , the Mariana Trench , the Yapgrabens and Palau trench can be seen. The Philippine Plate is bounded in the west by the Eurasian Plate along the Nankai Trench in the north, the Ryūkyū Trench in the northwest, the Manila Trench and the Philippinengraben in the southwest, in the south partly by the Indo-Australian Plate ( Indian Plate , Australian Plate ), to the north from the North American plate , to the northeast from the Okhotsk plate .

The Izu Peninsula is the northernmost tip of the Philippine Plate. The Filipino, Eurasian and Okhotsk plates meet at the Fuji Mountains . This clash is one of the main risk factors for a major earthquake in Tokyo . The Philippine Plate pushes itself in the northwest under the Japanese island of Kyūshū and the Ryūkyū Islands .

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Coordinates: 26 ° 0 ′ 0 ″  N , 132 ° 0 ′ 0 ″  E