The Philippine Sea is the largest in the world stretching over 5.695 million square kilometers.
It is about 13450 feet deep and its water volume is approximately 23.5 million cubic km.
It was first discovered by Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer, and named after King Philip II.
It is the home of the deepest trenches in the world including the deepest Mariana Trench.
The Pacific Ring of Fire, an area of increased seismic activities, also passes through the plate.
The Philippine Sea is one of the world’s richest marine biodiversity hotspot and hosts over 500 coral species.