Juan Fernández Plate

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This article is about tectonic plate. For other uses, see Juan Fernández.
Juan Fernández Plate
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Type Minor
Approx. Area 96,000 km2[1]
Movement1 clockwise
Speed1 83mm/year
Features Pacific Ocean

1Relative to the African Plate

The Juan Fernández Plate is a small tectonic plate located at the triple junction between the Nazca Plate, Antarctic Plate and the Pacific Plate. It is moving in a clockwise direction. The Juan Fernández Islands of Chile are not carried on this plate as may be suggested by the name.

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