The Arabian plate is shown in bright yellow on this map
The Arabian Plate is a continental tectonic plate covering the Arabianpeninsula and extending northward to Turkey. The plate borders are: Image File history File links Download high resolution version (4150x2832, 3128 KB) The Earths tectonic plates. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (4150x2832, 3128 KB) The Earths tectonic plates. ... The tectonic plates of the world were mapped in the second half of the 20th century. ... The Arabian Peninsula The Arabian Peninsula is a mainly desert peninsula in Southwest Asia at the junction of Africa and Asia and an important part of the greater Middle East. ... Peninsula A peninsula (Latin, literally meaning almost island) is a geographical formation consisting of an extension of land from a larger body, surrounded by water on three sides. ...
East, with the Indo-Australian Plate
South, with the African Plate to the west and the Indo-Australian Plate to the east
Categories: Plate tectonics | Geology stubs The Indo-Australian plate is shown in dull orange on this map. ... The African Plate is a continental tectonic plate covering the continent of Africa and extending westward to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. ... The Indo-Australian plate is shown in dull orange on this map. ... In plate tectonics, a divergent boundary (divergent fault boundary or divergent plate boundary) is a linear feature that exists between two tectonic plates that are moving away from each other. ... The African Plate is a continental tectonic plate covering the continent of Africa and extending westward to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. ... Northern section of the Great Rift Valley. ... Location of the Red Sea The Red Sea (Arabic Ø§ÙØ¨ØØ± Ø§ÙØ£ØÙ Ø± Baá¸¥r al-Aá¸¥mar, al-Baá¸¥ru l-âAá¸¥mar; Hebrew ×× ×¡××£ Yam Suf; Tigrigna ááá á£ááª QeyH baHri) is a gulf or basin of the Indian Ocean between Africa and Asia. ... The Eurasian plate is shown in green on this map. ...
The coasts of the peninsula touch, on the west, the Red Sea and Gulf of Aqaba; on the southeast, the Arabian Sea (part of the Indian Ocean); and on the northeast, the Gulf of Oman, the Strait of Hormuz, and the Persian Gulf.
Politically, the Arabianpeninsula is separated from the rest of Asia by the northern borders of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
Plate tectonics is the study of how the Earth's plates are driven and shaped by geological forces that keep them in constant motion.
A thin oceanic plate converging with a thick continental plate will be pushed beneath the continental plate, creating a subduction zone -- an area marked by a deep submarine trench where the oceanic plate is being driven downwards, eventually returning to the molten mantle.
This plate moves northwesterly at a rate of about 2 inches (5 cm) per year, while the North American plate on the opposite side of the San Andreas fault is moving in a southerly direction.
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