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“Lost continent” found under Mauritius

Scientists have confirmed the existence of a "lost continent" under the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius that was left-over by the break-up of the...

Where’s the center of North America? Geographer’s new method finds a...

Where is the geographic center of a state, country or a continent? It's a question fraught with uncertainty. Do you include water in your calculation?...

Geologists publish new details about evolution of East African Rift Valley

Researchers in the College of Arts and Sciences have published new details about the evolution of the East African Rift (EAR) Valley, one of...

Plate tectonics shift?

Plate tectonics, the idea that the surface of the Earth is made up of plates that move apart and come back together, has been...

Breakup of supercontinent Pangea cooled mantle and thinned crust

The oceanic crust produced by the Earth today is significantly thinner than crust made 170 million years ago during the time of the supercontinent...

Why are there volcanoes on an island that isn’t near any...

Madagascar, the big island off the east coast of Africa with the lemurs and baobabs, is thought to be sitting in the middle of...

Modelling Gondwana break-up

Gondwana break-up changed the global continental configuration, leading to the opening of major oceanic gateways, shifts in the climate system and significant impacts on...

Australian continent shifts with the seasons, study finds

Australia shifts and tilts back and forth by several millimeters each year because of changes to Earth's center of mass, according to a new...

Earthquake series cause uplift variations at continental margins

A new mechanism may explain how great earthquakes with magnitudes larger than M7 are linked to coastal uplift in many regions worldwide. This has...

Case of Earth’s missing continental crust solved: It sank

How do you make half the mass of two continents disappear? To answer that question, you first need to discover that it's missing. That's what...

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