Moa Plate

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The Moa Plate was an ancient oceanic plate that formed in the Early Cretaceous south of the Pacific–Phoenix Ridge. The Moa Plate was obliquely subducted beneath the Gondwana margin, and material accreted from it is now part of the Eastern Province of New Zealand.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rupert Sutherland and Chris Hollis (March 2001). "Cretaceous demise of the Moa plate and strike-slip motion at the Gondwana margin". Geology. 29 (3): 279–282. doi:10.1130/0091-7613(2001)029<0279:cdotmp>2.0.co;2.