Papers about the Pacific plate and the history of its motion:

63. Austermann, J., Z. Ben-Avraham, P. Bird, O. Heidbach, G. Schubert, & J. M. Stock [2011] Quantifying the forces needed for the rapid shift of Pacific plate motion at 6 Ma, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 307, 289-297, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.04.043.

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