Eurasian Plate

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Eurasian Plate One of the present-day major lithospheric plates, extending from the oceanic ridges in the Atlantic Ocean to a currently poorly-identified margin with the North American Plate in the east. The southern boundary is basically the Alpine—Himalayan fold belt, involving a collage of microplates, minor plates, and the African and Indo-Australian Plates.