in·​tra·​plate | \ ˈin-trə-ˌplāt How to pronounce intraplate (audio) , -(ˌ)trä- \

Definition of intraplate

: relating to or occurring within the interior of a tectonic plate an intraplate earthquake

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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, "Dinosaur-age landscapes lurk in Southern Hemisphere," 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of intraplate

1973, in the meaning defined above

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“Intraplate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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