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What two tectonic plates does New Zealand sit on?

New Zealand lies at the edge of both the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates. To the northeast of New Zealand, and underneath North Island, the Pacific Plate is moving towards, and being subducted below the Australian Plate.

What plate tectonic does the Philippine sit on?

Philippine Sea Plate

What are the two tectonic plates in the Philippines?

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‚ÄźAustralian, and Eurasian/Sundaland plates (Figures 1 and 2).

What are the plates that formed the Philippine Islands?

The formation of the islands involved the movements of three plates which converged in the region, two of them being major plates (the Indo-Australian and Eurasian plates) and one minor plate (the Philippine Sea Plate).

What type of convergence the Philippines originated?

The Philippine Sea plate is tectonically unusual in that almost all the boundaries are convergent. The Pacific plate is subducting beneath the Philippine Sea plate to the east while the west/northwestern part of the Philippine Sea plate is subducting beneath the continental Eurasian plate.

Where was Philippines located during Pangaea?

When Pangaea was fully formed, the islands and early precursors of what is now the Philippines were in the Northern Hemisphere. They were on the northeast corner of the western-most peninsula of Pangaea, between Vietnam to the west and Indonesia to the south.

Is Philippines part of Pangea?

Archipelago refers to a large collection of islands, and the Philippines islands is an example of an archipelago. The Philippines did not break out from Pangaea. Rather, the Philippine islands were formed by volcanic eruptions that occurred under the Pacific Ocean over millions of years.

What if Pangea existed today?

Regions in the middle of Pangea would have lush rainforests along their borders. And as you travel further inland, it would become a desert. The species at the top of the food chain today would most likely remain there, but some of today’s animals would not exist in Pangea. They wouldn’t have a chance to evolve.

What is the evidence of Pangea?

Glacial deposits, specifically till, of the same age and structure are found on many separate continents that would have been together in the continent of Pangaea. Fossil evidence for Pangaea includes the presence of similar and identical species on continents that are now great distances apart.