The breakup of Pangaea
from the Tectonics page in Quake Basics
Scientists in Antarctica have found fossils of tropical plants near
the frozen South Pole. How could that happen? This illustration shows the breakup of the supercontinent
Pangaea 225–200 million years ago, according to Wegener's theory of continental drift. This theory explains not only
fossils in Antarctica, but also the current shape of the continents.
Can you see how the pieces of the earth fit together by looking at these
maps? How was the Indian Subcontinent formed? How does this account for
the large mountain range and high number of earthquakes in the area north
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