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Cocos Plate


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One of the present-day minor lithospheric plates that lies beneath the Pacific Ocean. A remnant of the Farallon Plate, it is subducting under the North American Plate and Caribbean Plate and has constructive boundaries with the Pacific Plate (along the E. Pacific Rise) and the Nazca Plate (along the Galápagos Rise).

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.


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