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What strait separates North America from Asia?

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The Bering Strait separates North America from Asia. It is a sea passage located between Alaska and Russia. The length of the Strait is 58 miles, and it has areas where the water depth can reach 165 feet.

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The Bering Strait connects the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. The International Date Line also runs along the Bering Strait, putting Alaska and Russia on different calendar days.

The last ice age destroyed the land that connected Russia and Alaska. The natural bridge that once existed between the land masses is known as Beringia. Scientists have speculated that people from Asia migrated to Alaska over the bridge.

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