How Were the Continents Formed?


The Earth once was all water. When the water in the oceans evaporated by the Sun's heat, the higher land showed up and the continents came to existence.
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All the continents used to be one large landmass. It was called Pangea. Later on, the landmass started drifting apart little by little. Eventually they became continents.
This is a rather long story that basically spans most of Earth's history. In order to
The science of plate tectonics has explained the slow motion of the continents over time, since the Earth cooled and the first land masses appeared. Alfred Wegener (1880-1930) noticed
Land masses were igneous rock that became eroded by seas which then deposited sedimentary rocks that were later uplifted by tectonic action eventually resulting in their present configuration
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