Timor Plate

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Timor Plate
Type Micro
Features Timor, Pacific Ocean
1Relative to the African Plate

The Timor Plate is a small tectonic plate (microplate) in Southeast Asia carrying the island of Timor and surrounding islands. The Australian Plate is subducting under the southern edge of the plate, while a small divergent boundary is located on the eastern edge. Another convergent boundary exists with the Banda Sea Plate to the north, and to the west is a transform boundary.

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