Pacific plate

The pacific plate © Minnesota State University

The Pacfic plate is surrounded by what is known as the ‘ring of fire’, a collection of underwater and terrestrial volcanoes! © Minnesota State University

The Pacific plate is an oceanic tectonic plate that lies beneath the Pacific Ocean. At 103 million square kilometres, it is the largest tectonic plate.

Pacific plate features on these pages:

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Glossary of Galapagos