in·​tra·​plate ˈin-trə-ˌplāt How to pronounce intraplate (audio)
: relating to or occurring within the interior of a tectonic plate
an intraplate earthquake

Examples of intraplate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These surfaces can also help scientists judge how often rare, powerful intraplate earthquakes strike a region. Paul Voosen, Science | AAAS, 26 June 2019

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First Known Use

1973, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of intraplate was in 1973

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“Intraplate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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