Where does Greenland join pangaea?
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Asked in Geography, Madagascar
Where does Greenland and Madagascar go on a Pangaea map?
Asked in Countries, States, and Cities, Greenland
How did Greenland form?
Geologically, Greenland was originally a part of the continent Arctica. Throughout the millions of years, Greenland has been connected to the U.S. and Canada as what would become a continent known as Laurentia. Before this, Laurentia was part of Kenorland, Columbia, became independent, joined again with Rodinia, Pannotia, became independent again, joined with Euramerica, Pangaea, Laurasia, and finally separated into what we know as North America in the Cretaceous period. Throughout time, Greenland broke off from the rest of Laurentia to form what we know is Greenland.
Asked in History of Europe, Economics, European Union
Did Greenland join the European Union?
Asked in Pangaea Supercontinent
Why was Pangaea effected?
There was a time, a time when the continents sat on the top of the mantle, one of Earth's layers. The supercontinent Pangaea was sitting on the top of the mantle, too. Because of that, Pangaea was affected by a process called continental drift, which was discovered by Alfred Wegener in the 19th or 20th century. About 250 million years ago, Pangaea began to break apart, therefore splitting into Laurasia and Godwana. About 180 million years ago, Laurasia broke into North America, Greenland and Eurasia, while Godwana broke into South America, Africa, Arabia, Antarctica, India, and Australia.
Asked in English to Greek
What does the greek word Pangaea mean?
Pangaea was the name for the only continent on the Earth before it's tectonic plates split, making the land into more continents. See this video for better information on how the world used to look and how it should look in the future. Pangaea was our first continent. The Earth's tectonic plates crash together creating volcanoes mountains and earthquakes, although when they split apart each it is moving us slightly, Britain used to be attached to Greenland! Later in life we may only have 1 continent again, just like Pangaea