The Sunken Continent Down Under
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Key Facts In This Video
About 26 million years ago, Zealandia (the ancient continent of New Zealand) almost disappeared beneath the ocean. 00:01
What saved New Zealand from becoming completely submerged with the rest of Zealandia was the collision between the Australian and Pacific plates. 00:11
A series of underwater blasts over 4 million years is what brought the Chatham Islands above sea level. 01:34