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The Explorer Plate is an oceanic tectonic plate beneath the Pacific Oceanmarker off the west coast of Vancouver Islandmarker, Canadamarker.

To the east, the Explorer Plate is being subducted under the North American Plate. To the south is a transform fault, the Sovanco Fracture Zone, separating the Explorer Plate from the Pacific Plate. To the southeast is another transform boundary, the Nootka Fault separating it from the Juan de Fuca Plate. To the northwest is a divergent boundary with the Pacific Plate forming the Explorer Ridge. The Explorer Plate is one of the northern remnants of the Farallon Plate.

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