Easter Plate

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Easter Plate
The Easter Plate
Type Minor
Approximate area 130,000 km2[1]
Movement1 clockwise
Speed1 51mm/year
Features Pacific Ocean
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 which is to the east of it on the adjacent Nazca Plate.


  1. ^ "Sizes of Tectonic or Lithospheric Plates". Geology.about.com. 2014-03-05. Retrieved 2016-05-31.