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What Is The Sea That Is East To The Philippines? (Answers)

EAST TO THE PHILIPPINES – In this topic, we will now know the answer to the question “What is the sea that is east to the Philippines?”

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The archipelagic country Philippines is surrounded by an ocean and seas like the Celebes Sea that is south of the country.


The question is, however, is what body of water is at the eastern side of the archipelagic country. The answer is none other than the Philippine Sea, not to be confused with its western counterpart.

The Philippine Sea is the marginal sea (part of the ocean) that is located at the east and northeast of the Philippines. It occupies at about 5 million square kilometers or 2 million square miles.

It is home of the Philippine Sea Plate, which forms the sea floor of the western area at the North Pacific Ocean.

According to the International Hydrographic Organization, it is an area of the North Pacific Ocean off the Eastern coasts of the Philippine Islands which is surrounded by the following:

  • West
    • eastern boundaries of East Indian Archipelago
    • South China Sea
    • East China Sea
  • North
    • southeast coast of Kyushu
    • southern and eastern limits of Seto Inland Sea
    • south coast of Honshu island
  • East
    • ridge joining Japan to the Bonin, Volcano and Ladrone islands
  • South
    • line joining Guam, Yap, Palau, and Halmahera islands
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