The Eurasian Plate is a
tectonic platewhich includes most of the continent of Eurasia(a landmass consisting of the traditional continents of Europeand Asia), with the notable exceptions of the Indian subcontinent, the Arabian subcontinent, and the area east of the Chersky Rangein East Siberia. It also includes oceanic crustextending westward to the Mid-Atlantic Ridgeand northward to the Gakkel Ridge.
The easterly side is a boundary with the
North American Plateto the north and a boundary with the Philippine Plateto the south, and possibly with the Okhotsk Plateand the Amurian Plate. The southerly side is a boundary with the African Plateto the west, the Arabian Platein the middle and the Indo-Australian Plateto the east. The westerly side is a divergent boundarywith the North American Plate forming the northernmost part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which is straddled by Iceland.
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