Aegean Sea Plate

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Aegean Sea Plate
The Aegean Plate
Type Minor
Movement1 south-west
Speed1 37 mm/year
Features Greece, Aegean Sea
1Relative to the African Plate

The Aegean Sea Plate (also called the Hellenic Plate or Aegean Plate) is a small tectonic plate located in the eastern Mediterranean Sea under southern Greece and far western Turkey. Its southern edge is a subduction zone south of Crete, where the African Plate is being swept under the Aegean Sea Plate.[1] To the north is the Eurasian Plate, which is a divergent boundary responsible for the formation of the Gulf of Corinth.


  1. ^ Meier, T et al. (2007) "A Model for the Hellenic Subduction Zone in the area of Crete based on seismological investigations" pp. 194–195 In Taymaz, Tuncay and Dilek, Yildirim (eds.) (2007) The Geodynamics of the Aegean and Anatolia Geological Society, London, pp. 183–200, ISBN 978-1-86239-239-7

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