Woodlark Plate

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Woodlark Plate
The Woodlark Plate
TypeMinor
Movement1northwest
Speed158 mm/year
FeaturesNew Guinea, Pacific Ocean
1Relative to the African Plate

The Woodlark Plate is a small tectonic plate located in the eastern half of the island of New Guinea. The Caroline plate subducts along its northern border while the Maoke Plate converges on the west, the Australian plate converges on the south, and on the east an undefined compressive zone which may be a transform fault marking the boundary with the adjoining Solomon Sea Plate.

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  • Bird, P. (2003) An updated digital model of plate boundaries, Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 4(3), 1027, doi:10.1029/2001GC000252. [1]

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