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Juan Fernández Plate

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Subject: Nazca Plate, Altiplano Plate, South American Plate, Earth and Its surface, Gastre fault
Collection: Geology of the Pacific Ocean, Tectonic Plates
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Juan Fernández Plate

Map of the Juan Fernández Plate and its neighbouring plates (French)

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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