Antarctic Plate

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  The Antarctic plate, shown in blue

The Antarctic Plate is a tectonic plate containing the continent of Antarctica and extending outward under the surrounding oceans. The Antarctic Plate is bounded almost entirely by extensional mid-ocean ridge systems. The adjoining plates are the Nazca Plate, the South American Plate, the African Plate, the Indo-Australian Plate, the Pacific Plate, and, across a transform boundary, the Scotia Plate.

The Antarctic plate is roughly 60,900,000 square kilometers.[1] It is the fifth biggest plate in the world.

The Antarctic plate movement is estimated at least 1 centimeter/per year towards the Atlantic Ocean.[citation needed]

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