|Approx. Area||1,700,000 km2|
|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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