Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

Eurasian Plate

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_655

The Eurasian Plate is located to the west of the Pacific Oceanic Trench, north of the Himalayas and Alps, east of the Atlantic mid-ocean ridge and south of the Arctic Ocean. It includes a major part of the Eurasian continent. In the early Cenozoic, this plate merged with the Indo-Australian Plate and the African Plate along the suture zone with the Yarlung Tsangpo-Alpine Plate, forming the present integrated Eurasian Plate.

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