|Approx. Area||130,000 km2|
1Relative to the African Plate
The Easter Plate is a small (550 km x 410 km) tectonic plate or microplate in the southeastern Pacific. The plate is bounded on the west by the Pacific Plate, and the east by the Nazca Plate. The entire plate is covered by the Pacific Ocean. Easter Plate is named after Easter Island (Île de Pâques) which is to the east of it on the adjacent Nazca Plate.
- Bird, P., An updated digital model of plate boundaries, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., 4(3), 1027, doi:10.1029/2001GC000252, 2003. Also available as a PDF file (13 mb).
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