Pacific Plate

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Pacific Plate

Pacific Plate

South-east Pacific Plate

South-east Pacific Plate

South-east Pacific Plate

Biogeography of the Central Pacific: Endemism, Vicariance, and Plate Tectonics

A new GPS velocity field for the Pacific Plate – Part 1: constraints on plate motion, intraplate deformation, and the viscosity of Pacific basin asthenosphere

Preliminary analysis of deformation at the Eurasia—Pacific—North America plate junction from GPS data

Seismic wave conversion near the upper boundary of the Pacific plate beneath the Kanto district, Japan

Pacific—Antarctic—Australia motion and the formation of the Macquarie Plate

Structure and deformation of the Kermadec forearc in response to subduction of the Pacific oceanic plate

Slab pull effects from a flexural analysis of the Tonga and Kermadec trenches (Pacific Plate)

Anisotropy from SKS splitting across the Pacific-North America plate boundary offshore southern California

High-resolution reconstructions of Pacific–North America plate motion: 20 Ma to present

A Maastrichtian palaeomagnetic pole for the Pacific plate from a skewness analysis of marine magnetic anomaly 32

Relationship between crustal finite strain and seismic anisotropy in the mantle, Pacific–Australia plate boundary zone, South Island, New Zealand

Uncertainties in plate reconstructions relative to the hotspots; Pacific-hotspot rotations and uncertainties for the past 68 million years

The tectonic crustal stress field and style of faulting along the Pacific North America Plate boundary in Southern California

Active Pacific North America Plate boundary tectonics as evidenced by seismicity in the oceanic lithosphere offshore Baja California, Mexico


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Although it is the largest present-day lithospheric plate, the Pacific Plate is shrinking because most of its margins, apart from the East Pacific Rise and the Pacific-Antarctic Ridge, are subduction zones (e.g. the Aleutian, Kuril, Japan, Izu-Bonin, and Marianas subduction zones). The Pacific Plate is the only major plate to consist of nothing but oceanic crust, parts of which date from the Triassic Period.

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