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Which one of the following is not a minor plate?
1. Cocos Plate 
2. Nazca Plate
3. Caroline Plate
4. Antarctic Plate

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Correct Answer - Option 4 : Antarctic Plate

The correct answer is Antarctic Plate. 

  • A tectonic plate is a massive, irregularly shaped slab of solid rock, generally composed of both continental and oceanic lithosphere.
  • They are also called lithospheric plates.
  • Depending on the occupied area of the plate, it is classified as an oceanic plate or continental plate.
    • If a large portion of the plate occupies the ocean it is called an Oceanic plate.
    • If a large portion of the plate occupies the continent it is called a continental plate.

  • The Earth's lithosphere is divided into seven major and some minor plates
  • Major Plates:
    • Antarctica and surrounding oceanic plates
    • North American Plate
    • South American Plate 
    • Pacific Plate
    • India-Australia-New Zealand Plate
    • Africa with the eastern Atlantic floor plate
    • Eurasia and the adjacent oceanic plate
  • Minor Plate:
    • Cocos Plate - It is found Between Central America and the Pacific plate
    • Nazca plate - It is found between South America and the Pacific plate
    • Arabian Plate - It is found in Saudi Arabian landmass
    • Philippine Plate - It is found between the Asiatic and Pacific plate
    • Caroline Plate - It is found between the Philippine and India Plate that is North of Guinea
    • Fuji Plate - It is found in the North-East of Australia

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