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Tectonic Plates on a Map

Can you guess the names of the tectonic plates shown on the map?
Try naming features within the plates, including continents, rivers, islands, straits, or seas
Not all plates are shown
Quiz by MiracleMax
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Last updated: August 28, 2020
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First submittedApril 30, 2019
Times taken25,559
Average score41.4%
Rating4.96
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Africa
Amur
Anatolia
Antarctica
Arabia
Australia
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Banda Sea
Bird's Head
Burma
Caribbean
Caroline
Cocos
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Easter
Eurasia
India
Juan de Fuca
Molucca Sea
Nazca
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North America
North Andes
Okhotsk
Pacific
Panama
Philippine
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Scotia
Somalia
South America
Timor
Yangtze
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Level 56
Apr 30, 2019
Wow! This deserves to be featured!
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Level ∞
Feb 4, 2020
And now it is!
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Level 82
Feb 5, 2020
Making dreams come true
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Level 40
Feb 22, 2020
Why is that so funny to me-
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Level 50
Aug 5, 2022
Making people laugh come true
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Level 61
Oct 15, 2022
JetPunk: Making dreams reality
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Level 47
Apr 30, 2019
Grand fun! I wonder who named Bird's head?
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Level 82
Feb 5, 2020
I'm not sure who named it, but it refers to the northeastern end of the island of New Guinea, which is often called the Bird's Head for reasons that become obvious upon looking at it.
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Level 71
Feb 10, 2020
Colonel Sanders
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Level 83
Mar 14, 2020
And the other end of New Guinea that sticks out kinda like a bird's tail? Guess what it's called ;)
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Level 80
Aug 9, 2022
I don’t know if it’s just me but I’ve always thought that New Guinea was shaped like a turtle.
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Level 46
Mar 29, 2023
I always thought it was shaped like an island.
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Level 68
May 1, 2019
Wow this is fantastic! Really amazing stuff Max, almost Miraculous!

I agree with @antimanfred that this should be featured!

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Level 70
Feb 4, 2020
This is a very cool svg! Nice quiz!
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Level 84
Feb 4, 2020
Great idea! I missed a bunch, of course, but it was fun to try to come up with the answers.
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Level 75
Feb 4, 2020
What's the source for this? I did plate tectonics for my career, but haven't heard of a number of these.
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Level 75
Feb 4, 2020
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bf/Tectonic_plates_boundaries_detailed-en.svg

It's a little bit of guesswork as to what minor plates to include, so I sourced a bunch of other material as well, but this was my starting point.

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Level 75
Feb 7, 2020
thanks
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Level 71
Feb 10, 2020
Would you believe I got 100% first go !!!!!!! ......... neither would I 6/29
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Level 43
Feb 22, 2020
Haha I didn't do any better.
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Level 72
Feb 27, 2020
Drat, forgot how to spell most of these!
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Level 84
Feb 29, 2020
One of the more impressive quizzes. Well done. Just when you think you don't know anything, you take a quiz like this and realize you know even less.
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Level 46
Mar 14, 2020
This is a cool quiz. Also I've learnt my city is closer to a major faultline than I realised. Although I should have known.
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Level 65
Jul 7, 2022
What's your city?
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Level 70
Mar 14, 2020
'Burmese' didn't work for the 'Burma' tectonic plate. But then again, it was just a guess, so I don't feel I deserve that one anyway.
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Level 67
Mar 14, 2020
Interesting how australia's one, looks just like a stretched australia (I know so does africa, but that is less interesting to me, I guess because I was already aware of that)
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Level 61
Mar 14, 2020
I scored zero.
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Level 25
Jan 7, 2022
Impressive!
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Level 69
Oct 7, 2022
...how?
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Level 51
Mar 14, 2020
Can you accept Juan for Juan de Fuca, and Malacca for Molucca?
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Level 79
Mar 15, 2020
But Malacca is something completely different from Molucca.
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Level 74
Mar 14, 2020
great quiz
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Level 76
Mar 15, 2020
Anyone else only get "Easter" because you were guessing "Eastern [something]"?
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Level 65
Dec 6, 2020
I got "Amur" from trying to guess "America"
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Level 25
Jan 7, 2022
Lol
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Level 72
Mar 20, 2023
Ah, maybe that's why its percentage is so high.
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Level 58
Mar 15, 2020
accept euroasia?
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Level 77
Apr 15, 2020
For "Banda Sea" can you accept "Banda" (and same with the Molucca Sea Plate)?
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Level 62
Aug 28, 2020
I agree. I guessed both of these without the "sea".
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Level 34
May 9, 2020
There are so many tiny ones around the equator.
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Level 55
Sep 24, 2020
I misspelt Carribean
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Level 79
Nov 12, 2020
Yes, you did ;)
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Level 52
Feb 23, 2021
Thank you and bravo for this fantastic quiz ! It's been a while since I wanted to create a similar quiz, but unfortunately I don't have the computer skills to create a map like this, so I allowed myself to translate it into French, I hope you agree , if not tell me and I will delete
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Level 75
Feb 23, 2021
I'm glad you did! & Congrats on the feature ;)
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Level 87
Feb 23, 2021
I knew Indonesia was on the Ring of Fire, but I didn't realize that the one country is broken up over 5 or 6 different tectonic plates.
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Level 72
Feb 9, 2024
There's actually way more tectonic plates that aren't shown.
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Level 74
Mar 1, 2021
Really enjoyed this quiz, thank you for making it!
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Level 57
Jun 24, 2021
Great quiz, got 21/29. Some of these are really hard :/
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Level 25
Jan 7, 2022
Only 4% got the Molucca Sea...
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Level 47
May 2, 2022
The number gap goes from 57 to 37 to 20 something to under 10. The main ones that are known are the India and Africa lol
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Level 46
Mar 29, 2023
I think Nubian plate should be accepted for African.
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Level 79
Oct 10, 2023
Surely there should be a China plate?
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Level 44
Oct 30, 2023
Sunda and New Hebrides plate really should be on the map since they are clasified as minor plates (just like Nazca and Arabian). I dont get it why you included some of the microplates yet not all minor plates. So if you want to go with microplates add them all or remove them. There is no point in having Easter Island plate if you dont have Tonga, Adriatic, Okinawa, Kermadec and many other microplates.