Showing all posts tagged: geology

Amasia, the next supercontinent, will form in 300 million years

6 October 2022

The ground beneath our feet is constantly shifting. In around three-hundred million years, all the landmasses we’re familiar with today will have merged to form a supercontinent some are already calling Amasia. So fas as geologists can tell, there have possibly been six such supercontinent formations in the past.

The three most recent supercontinents were Pangea, Gondwana, and Pannotia. Geologists think there were other supercontinents before these three, which are called Nuna (or Columbia), Rodinia, and Ur.

The formation of Amasia is going to involve a lot of tectonic activity between now and then. Too bad no one here today will be around it see it.



There was once a place called Doggerland in Europe

3 September 2009

Doggerland, map by National Geographic Magazine staff

A landmass that connected what is now Great Britain to continental Europe, once existed up until about eight and half thousand years ago, and is known as Doggerland… at least by more contemporary geologists and scientists, that is.

Map/illustration by National Geographic Magazine staff.

Originally published Tuesday 3 September 2013.