Okhotsk Plate

[ oh-kotsk-pleyt; Russian uh-khawtsk ]

  1. a minor tectonic plate formerly thought to be an extension of the North American Plate but now known to exist independently, covering areas of far eastern Russia (including Kamchatka and Sakhalin), northern Japan (including Hokkaido and Honshu), the Sea of Okhotsk, and the Kuril Islands.

Origin of Okhotsk Plate

First recorded in 1970–75

Words Nearby Okhotsk Plate

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