The Explorer Plate is an oceanic tectonic plate beneath the Pacific Ocean off the west coast of Vancouver Island, Canada. The eastern boundary of the Explorer Plate is being subducted under the North American Plate. The southern boundary is a collection of transform faults, the Sovanco Fracture Zone, 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 the northernmost remnant of the Farallon Plate. Geology of the Pacific Northwest Cascadia tectonic history
Bathymetric profile of Explorer Ridge region
A Bathymetric Profile of the Explorer Plate Region.