North American Plate

The North American Plate is a major tectonic plates (or tectonic plates ) of the Earth. It extends under the entire North American continent and the surrounding oceans (except the Pacific) and in addition includes Greenland, a part of Iceland, the geographic North Pole, the Russian Far East to the East Siberian highlands and the northern part of Japan. The continental shelf extends under the Atlantic Ocean to the situated about half way between America and Europe, Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

The North American Plate is bordered (clockwise ) to the Eurasian Plate, the African Plate, the South American Plate, the Caribbean Plate, the Cocos, the Pacific Plate, the Juan de Fuca plate and the Philippine plate. May exist in the transition zones to the large neighboring plates some more smaller plates; their existence has not yet been unequivocally ascertained.

Adriatic plate | African Plate | Aegean Plate | Antarctic Plate | Anatolian plate | Apulian plate | Arabian plate | Australian Plate | Burma plate | Cocos | Eurasian Plate | Tree Board | Indian plate | Iranian plate | Juan de Fuca plate | Caribbean Plate | Karoline plate | Nazca Plate | North American Plate | Pacific Plate | Philippine plate | Scotia plate | South American Plate

  • Plate tectonic