Amasia Could Be Earth's Next Supercontinent

Amasia Could Be Earth's Next Supercontinent

Theoretically, Amasia would lay across the Northern Hemisphere after Asia collided with the Americas. This would occur after Earth lost the Arctic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea due to the movement of tectonic plates. Before Amasia, Earth was home to at least three other supercontinents at different points in time: Pangaea, Rodinia, and Nuna.


Key Facts In This Video

  • 1

    Continents shift by about 36 millimeters every year. (1:26)

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    In hundreds of millions of years, the Americas and Asia could collide to form a new supercontinent, called Amasia. (2:53)

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    In the year 2100, there could be as many as 16 billion people living on Earth. (4:34)

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