MadSci Network: Earth Sciences

Re: How has the face of the globe changed over time since Gondwanaland

Date: Mon Mar 29 20:57:20 1999
Posted By: Richard Kingsley, Grad student, Bachelor of Education (Science), OISE - University of Toronto
Area of science: Earth Sciences
ID: 921286267.Es

Gondwana originally consisted of Australia, Antartica, Africa and South America. About 160 million years ago it began to break up. First of all, Antartica and India broke off. Africa and Asia then separated and 70 million years ago Australia broke off from Antartica. Since then India has moved North into Asia and is continuing to do so. India is colliding with Asia and the result is the Himalayas.

I don't want to say too much more because you could write a whole book on this question. But if you need to know more try the link below.

Press here for more geological information about the earth's tectonic plates.

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