Australian researchers believe the world’s next supercontinent, Amasia, will most likely form when the Pacific Ocean closes in 200 to 300 million years.
Scientists say Pacific to give way to new supercontinent
The last time Earth was as one, humans weren’t around to see it and they aren’t likely to witness the next coming together of the continents either.
It’s hardly surprising considering this geological phenomenon requires roughly 600 million years to complete while Homo sapiens arrived a mere 300,000 years ago.
Yet it hasn’t stopped two Australian-based scientists calculating the formulation of the planet’s forthcoming supercontinent.
Curtin University’s Dr Chuan Huang and Professor Zheng-Xiang Li estimate the configuration of Amasia will likely be a done deal as the Pacific Ocean closes in roughly 20,000 to 30,000 millennia.