The tectonic setting of the Philippines is unusual in several respects: it is characterized by opposite-facing subduction systems on its east and west sides; the archipelago is cut by a major transform fault, the Philippine Fault; and the arc complex itself is marked by active volcanism, faulting, and high seismic …
What is fault line in the Philippines?
The Marikina Valley Fault System, also known as the Valley Fault System (VFS), is a dominantly dextral strike-slip fault system in Luzon, Philippines.
|Marikina Valley Fault System|
|Length||146 km (91 mi)|
|Displacement||10–12 mm (0.39–0.47 in)/yr|
|Plate||Philippine Sea Plate and Sunda Plate|
Which plate pushes the Philippines?
The pacific plate floats on the surface of the mantle that pushes the Philippines plate toward the Eurasian plate. Beneath the Philippine Sea plate, the Pacific plate subducts to the east. The Philippine Sea plate is peculiar tectonically, and all of the considered boundaries are convergent.
What are the 4 types of plate tectonics?
What are the major plate tectonic boundaries?
- Divergent: extensional; the plates move apart. Spreading ridges, basin-range.
- Convergent: compressional; plates move toward each other. Includes: Subduction zones and mountain building.
- Transform: shearing; plates slide past each other. Strike-slip motion.