Mauritia (benua mikro)

Mauritia adalah sebuah benua mikro Prakambrium yang terpecah saat India dan Madagaskar terpecah sekitar 60 juta tahun lampau.[1][2][3] Jarak 1.500 kilometer (930 mi) dari Seychelles sampai Mauritius sebanding dengan ukuran pematang tengah samudera Samudra Hindia.[4]

Pecahan Jura Awal dari Gondwana (kiri) dan A- Kretaseus Awal, B- Kretaseus Akhir, C-Paleosen, D- Sekarang (sekarang)

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  1. ^ Torsvik, Trond H.; Amundsen, Hans; Hartz, Ebbe H.; Corfu, Fernando; Kusznir, Nick; Gaina, Carmen; Doubrovine, Pavel V.; Steinberger, Bernhard; Ashwal, Lewis D.; Jamtveit, Bjørn (24 February 2013). "A Precambrian microcontinent in the Indian Ocean" (PDF). Nature Geoscience. doi:10.1038/ngeo1736. ISSN 1752-0894. Diakses tanggal 5 December 2015. 
  2. ^ Anderson, Natali (25 February 2013). "Geoscientists Discover Continent Hidden Under Lava in Indian Ocean". Sci-News.com. Diakses tanggal 25 February 2013. 
  3. ^ St. Fleur, Nicholas (2017-02-03). "In the Indian Ocean, Fragments of a Continent Where They Should Not Be". New York Times. hlm. D2. Diakses tanggal 2017-02-09. It’s true that geologists have found something strange under the island of Mauritius, the former British colony east of Madagascar with a population of 1.3 million. They’re calling it "Mauritia." But it’s not a continent like you all are. As Lewis D. Ashwal, the researcher who made the discovery, put it: "It’s a continent in the geological sense, not in the geographical one." 
  4. ^ "Ancient micro-continent under the Indian Ocean identified". SpaceDaily. 7 March 2013. 

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