Caroline Plate

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Caroline Plate
The Caroline Plate
Type Minor
Approx. Area 1,700,000 km2[1]
Movement1 north-west
Speed1 87mm/year
Features Pacific Ocean
1Relative to the African Plate

The Caroline Plate is a minor tectonic plate that straddles the equator in the eastern hemisphere located north of New Guinea. It forms a subduction zone along the border with the Bird's Head Plate and the Woodlark Plate to the south. A transform boundary forms the northern border with the Pacific Plate. Along the border with the Philippine Sea Plate is a convergent boundary that transitions into a rift.


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