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 platesEdit

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

Secondary platesEdit

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 platesEdit

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

  • Agean plate

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