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What Will Continents Look Like in the Future?

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Channel: Seeker
Categories: Geography   |   Society / Culture   |   Geology   |   Social Science  
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It’s been 250 million years since the supercontinent Pangea, but the tectonic plates that formed it are still very much active. Could entire continents be splitting in half?

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“Embedded into Earth's independently moving tectonic plates, continents have shifted and collided for many millions of years. The supercontinent of Pangea existed until 200 million years ago, when it began to rip itself apart into the arrangement we observe today. But this is by no means their final resting place.”

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