The Formation of the Supercontinent Pangaea
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When the major continents collided they formed the supercontinent of Pangaea
(panjeeuh). About 200 MYA the land mass broke up and formed a northern continent called
Laurasia which included North America, Europe and Asia, and a southern continent
called Gondwanaland that included South America, Africa, India, and Australia. The
land masses continued to move about until they reached their present day locations. They continue
to move even today.
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