The Philipine plate is shown in dull red on this map
The Philippine Plate is an oceanic tectonic plate beneath the Pacific Ocean to the east of the Philippine Islands.
The easterly side is a convergent boundary with the subducting Pacific Plate at the Mariana Trench. The Philippine Plate is bounded on the west by the Eurasian Plate, on the south partly by the Indo-Australian Plate, on the north by the North American Plate and possibly by the Amurian Plate, and on the northeast by the Okhotsk Plate.
The Izu Peninsula is the northernmost tip of the Philippine Plate. The Philippine Plate, the Eurasian Plate (or the Amurian Plate), and the Okhotsk Plate meet at Mount Fuji.
Last updated: 10-17-2005 00:10:25