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CHAPTER 10: Introduction to the Lithosphere
 

(i). Plate Tectonics: Past Positions of the Continental Plates

Past Positions of the Continental Plates

 

Figure 10i-8: The following images show the positions of the continental plates from 225 million years ago to present. During the Permian all of the continental plates were connected forming the super continent known as Pangaea. (Source: U.S. Geological Survey).

 

 

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Citation: Pidwirny, M. (2006). "Plate Tectonics: Past Positions of the Continental Plates". Fundamentals of Physical Geography, 2nd Edition. Date Viewed. http://www.physicalgeography.net/fundamentals/10i_3.html
 
 
 

 

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