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Continental drift on a geological timescale

Continental drift on a geological timescale

The Earth's continents have been in constant motion during the history of the planet.

Geography

Keywords

history of the Earth, positions of the continents, continental drift, Panthalassa, Pangea, Laurasia, Gondwana, geologic epoch, Kambrium, Silurian, Devonian period, Carboniferous, Perm, volcanic activity, evolution, continent, Earth, lithosphere, magma, physical geography, geography

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