Moa Plate

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The Moa Plate was an ancient oceanic plate that formed in the Early Cretaceous south of the Pacific-Phoenix Ridge. The Moa Plate was obliquely subducted beneath the Gondwana margin, and material accreted from it is now part of the Eastern Province of New Zealand.[1]


  1. ^ Rupert Sutherland and Chris Hollis (March 2001; v. 29; no. 3;). "Cretaceous demise of the Moa plate and strike-slip motion at the Gondwana margin". Geology. pp. 279–282.