List of tectonic plates

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Global earthquake epicenters, 1963-1998.
Current plates (2019)
Plate tectonics map from NASA

This is a list of the biggest tectonic plates on Earth. Including small ones, there are about a hundred tectonic plate. These are only the large ones.


Primary plates[change | change source]

These seven plates make up most of the seven continents, and the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.

Secondary plates[change | change source]

These plates are generally shown on major plate maps, with the exception of the Arabian and Indian plates, which are smaller than the others.

Tertiary plates[change | change source]

These are parts of major plates, and bits and pieces of ancient plates that became broken up.

  • Agean plate

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