America and Eurasia 'to meet at north pole'By Neil Bowdler Science and health reporter, BBC News
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America and Eurasia will crash into
each other over the north pole in 50-200 million years time, according to
scientists at Yale University.
They predict Africa and Australia will join the new "supercontinent" too,
which will mark the next coming together of the Earth's land masses.
The continents are last thought to have come together 300 million years ago
into a supercontinent called Pangaea.
The land masses of the Earth are constantly moving as the Earth's as tectonic
activity occurs. This generates areas such as the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where
Iceland has formed, and areas such as that off the coast of Japan, where one
plate rides over another.
Geologists believe that, over billions of years, these shifting
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