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Formation of Continents can be Explained by Continental Drift Theory

by Vinodh Reddy

Continental Drift Theory:

Continental drift theory

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Whereas Gondwana land was cracked into 5 plates:

  1. American Plate
  2. Southern American Plate
  3. Indian Plate
  4. Australian Plate
  5. Antartic Plate

After that, about 40 years ago, Indian plate started drifting towards North East direction where it collided with Eurasian plate and as a result of collision, folding occurs over Tethy’s sea which resulted into upliftment  is still going on.

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