• Kyle Brookings

Lost Continent Found Lurking Under Europe

Researchers have discovered a lost continent lurking under Europe, it is known as Greater Adria.

About 140 million years ago the continent broke off of North Africa and was buried under Southern Europe.

While working to reconstruct the geology of the Mediterranean, they made the discovery.

Greater Adria is about the size of Greenland.

Some areas of continental crust are largely covered by the sea and may be considered submerged continents.

Notable examples are Zealandia, emerging from the sea primarily in New Zealand and New Caledonia, and the almost completely submerged Kerguelen Plateau in the southern Indian Ocean.


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