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Earth’s next supercontinent Amasia will form across the North Pole in 300 million years

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A recent model predicts the Pacific Ocean will disappear 300 million years from now, bringing the continents together to form a recent supercontinent called Amasia situated across the North Pole.

The simulation was conducted by a team of researchers led by Australia’s Curtin University, which highlights the proven fact that the Pacific Ocean is the oldest and commenced shrinking back when dinosaurs roamed the Earth – it’s currently losing a number of centimeters per yr.

The model shows Asia moving east toward the Americas, that are pulled to the west until the three continents meet like an ideal puzzle piece. Antarctica eventually finds its strategy to South America, Africa attaches to Asia on one side and Europe on the opposite to finish Amasia.

The evaluation might be on point, as evidence shows a recent supercontinent has formed every 600 million years and the last one was Pangaea that formed 300 million years ago.

The simulation predicts the Pacific Ocean will disappear, leading to the continues shifting toward one another across the North Pole 

The primary supercontinent, believed to be Vaalbara, formed 3.3 billion years ago and was followed by Ur 300 million years after.

Ur, nonetheless, is widely accepted as the primary supercontinent because of stronger evidence showing its existence – not much is understood about Vaalbara.

Kenorland was next when it formed 2.7 billion years ago and is alleged to have been made up of smaller cratons, that are large stable blocks of the earth’s crust forming the nucleus of a continent.

After which got here Columbia, which was formed by colossal collision events 1.8 billion years ago.

This supercontinent consisted of the proto-cratons that had previously made up Laurentia, Baltica, the Ukranian and Amazonian Shields, Australia and even Siberia, North China and Kalaharia.

Asia moves east toward the Americas, which are pulled to the west until  they all meet like a puzzle piece. Antarctica eventually finds its way to South America, Africa attaches to Asia on one side and Europe on the other to complete Amasia

Asia moves east toward the Americas, that are pulled to the west until  all of them meet like a puzzle piece. Antarctica eventually finds its strategy to South America, Africa attaches to Asia on one side and Europe on the opposite to finish Amasia

As Columbia began to interrupt apart over the course of a number of hundred million years, they then reunited a few billion years ago to form Rodinia and it dominated the world for the subsequent 350 million years.

Pannotia got here next, forming about 600 million years ago, and lasted for about 550 million years before splitting up into Laurentia, Siberia and Baltica with the principal landmass of Gondwana to the south.

Then the famous Pangea appeared 300 million years ago.

This massive mass began to interrupt apart about 200 million years ago, in the course of the Early Jurassic, eventually forming the fashionable continents and the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

And the subsequent supercontinent shall be Amasia.

Lead creator Dr Chuan Huang said in a statement: ‘The resulting recent supercontinent has already been named Amasia because some consider that the Pacific Ocean will close (versus the Atlantic and Indian oceans) when America collides with Asia.

History shows that a new supercontinent forms every 600 million years and the last one was Pangaea that formed 300 million years ago

History shows that a recent supercontinent forms every 600 million years and the last one was Pangaea that formed 300 million years ago 

‘Australia can be expected to play a job on this necessary Earth event, first colliding with Asia after which connecting America and Asia once the Pacific Ocean closes.’

The Pacific Ocean formed about 700 million years ago when Rodinia began to interrupt up, making it the oldest ocean out of the bunch.

Nonetheless, additionally it is shrinking 0.19 square miles per yr because of plate tectonics shifting under the seafloor.

Co-author John Curtin Distinguished Professor Zheng-Xiang Li, also from Curtin’s School of Earth and Planetary Sciences, said that having the entire world dominated by a single continental mass would dramatically alter Earth’s ecosystem and environment.

‘Earth as we all know it is going to be drastically different when Amasia forms. The ocean level is predicted to be lower, and the vast interior of the supercontinent shall be very arid with high day by day temperature ranges,’ Li said.

‘Currently, Earth consists of seven continents with widely different ecosystems and human cultures, so it might be fascinating to think what the world might appear like in 200 to 300 million years’ time.’

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