|Features||South Shetland Islands, Southern Ocean|
|1Relative to the African Plate|
The Shetland Plate is a small tectonic plate located off the tip of the Antarctic Peninsula. It is mostly surrounded by the Antarctic Plate, the western border being a subduction zone. The South Shetland Islands are formed from that collision.
- Bird, P. (2003) An updated digital model of plate boundaries, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 4(3), 1027, doi:10.1029/2001GC000252. 
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