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
First submittedApril 30, 2019
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Answer
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 78
Feb 5, 2020
Making dreams come true
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Level 32
Feb 22, 2020
Why is that so funny to me-
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Level 47
Apr 30, 2019
Grand fun! I wonder who named Bird's head?
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Level 74
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 70
Feb 10, 2020
Colonel Sanders
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Level 78
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 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 65
Feb 4, 2020
This is a very cool svg! Nice quiz!
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Level 73
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 72
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 71
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 72
Feb 7, 2020
thanks
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Level 70
Feb 10, 2020
Would you believe I got 100% first go !!!!!!! ......... neither would I 6/29
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Level 39
Feb 22, 2020
Haha I didn't do any better.
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Level 53
Feb 27, 2020
Drat, forgot how to spell most of these!
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Level 80
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 48
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 69
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 60
Mar 14, 2020
I scored zero.
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Level 54
Mar 14, 2020
Can you accept Juan for Juan de Fuca, and Malacca for Molucca?
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Level 71
Mar 15, 2020
But Malacca is something completely different from Molucca.
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Level 60
Mar 14, 2020
great quiz
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Level 69
Mar 15, 2020
Anyone else only get "Easter" because you were guessing "Eastern [something]"?
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Level 57
Dec 6, 2020
I got "Amur" from trying to guess "America"
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Level 54
Mar 15, 2020
accept euroasia?
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Level 69
Apr 15, 2020
For "Banda Sea" can you accept "Banda" (and same with the Molucca Sea Plate)?
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Level 56
Aug 28, 2020
I agree. I guessed both of these without the "sea".
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Level 37
May 9, 2020
There are so many tiny ones around the equator.
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Level 44
Sep 24, 2020
I misspelt Carribean
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Level 66
Nov 12, 2020
Yes, you did ;)
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Level 15
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 71
Feb 23, 2021
I'm glad you did! & Congrats on the feature ;)
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Level 84
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 76
Mar 1, 2021
Really enjoyed this quiz, thank you for making it!