Is the Philippine Sea plate a major plate?

The Philippine Sea Plate is the one major plate whose Tertiary motion is poorly constrained and whose origin is problematical. Its southern boundary is the Sorong Fault system which is part of a major left-lateral fault system at the northern margin of the Australian plate.

Is the Philippine plate a major or minor plate?

The Philippine Sea plate is the largest of the collage of plates and marginal basins that occupy the complex boundary zone between the three major plates that converge in East Asia: the Pacific, Indo-Australian, and Eurasian/Sundaland plates (Figures 1 and 2).

What plate boundary is formed between the Philippine plate and Eurasian plate?

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The Pacific plate is subducting beneath the Philippine Sea plate to the east time the west/northwestern carve up of the Philippine Sea plate is subducting beneath the continental Eurasian plate.

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