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Caroline Plate

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Caroline Plate

Map of the Caroline Plate (as "Carolines")

The Caroline Plate is a small tectonic plate located north of New Guinea. It forms a subduction zone along the border with the Bird's Head Plate and the Woodlark Plate to the south. A transform boundary forms the northern border with the Pacific Plate. Along the border with the Philippine Sea Plate is a convergent boundary that transitions into a rift.

References

  • Bird, P. (2003) An updated digital model of plate boundaries, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 4(3), 1027, doi:10.1029/2001GC000252.
  • Bracey, D.R. (1983) Geophysics and tectonic development of the Caroline Basin, U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office TR283.
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