Articles tagged "african plate"

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Oceanic plate next to Portugal seems to be peeling apart, creating a new supercontinent

A new study suggests that the oceanic plate next to Portugal could be peeling apart in a process that may result in the disappearance of the Atlantic Ocean and the creation of a new supercontinent. On November 1, 1755, a giant 8.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the...

May 11, 2019

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El Hierro on alert - Eruption vent: 5 km from Restinga at 600 meter depth

At 9 PM UTC yesterday, authorities have finally confirmed that an eruption took place on the ocean floor 5 km from Restinga, the southernmost location on El Hierro. IGN (Spanish seismological agency) has set the eruption depth at 600 meters. The alert level remains at

October 11, 2011

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Europe is about to move below Africa

We may be seeing the start of a new subduction zone. The Eurasian plate is 85% land mass with a very undefined plate boundary on its southern border connecting to the African, Indian and Australian plates. The continents are converging; and for many millions of years,

April 13, 2011