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The Cocos Plate
Transcript of The Cocos Plate
"Geology : Plate Tectonics." Plate Tectonics. N.p., 22 Aug. 1997. Web. 21 Nov. 2013.
"Speed of the Continental Plates." Speed of the Continental Plates. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Nov. 2013.
"Cocos Plate." Cocos Plate. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Nov. 2013.
Interactions And Boundaries
The Cocos plate is surrounded by the Pacific, Nazca, Caribbean and North American plates.
The Velocity of the Caribbean plate is 2.45cm/year.
The Cocos Plate is converging with the Caribbean plate and is creating a subduction zone.
The velocity of the Nazca plate is 3.7cm/year south east.
The Cocos plate is moving apart from the Nazca plate because the Nazca plate is moving southeast and the Cocos plate is moving northeast.
The Cocos and Nazca plate are remains of the Farallon Plate which broke up 23 million years ago.
velocity - 1.15cm/year south west.
The Cocos plate is converging with the North American plate, since the North American plate is moving southwest and the Cocos plate is moving Northeast.
North American Plate
The Cocos plate is moving away from the Pacific plate, because the pacific plate is moving Northwest, the opposite direction of the Cocos plate.
The velocity of the Pacific plate is 8.10cm/year moving north west
The Cocos Plate was created by sea floor spreading along the East Pacific Rise and the Cocos Ridge. It's located in between Central/North America and South America on the Pacific Ocean. The Velocity is 8.55cm/year moving northeast.
by maryam ahmed and dominick shoha
This picture is showing the convergent boundary between the Caribbean and Cocos plate where there is a lot of volcanic activity along with earthquakes
The Galapagos Island is right on the boundary of the Cocos, Nazca and Pacific plate. This is also where the Galapagos hotspot is located.
The only island that is actually on the Cocos plate is the Cocos Island or Isla de Coco, and it's part of Costa Rica. There have been no volcanoes or earthquakes there so far.
There are two types of boundaries on the cocos plate:
Convergent- When two or more plates move toward one another and collide. If one of these plates has higher density, it will sink underneath the others, this process is called subduction.
Divergent- When the two plates are moving apart and magma is rising to creating new crust.