Earth Science: Plate Tectonics

This is an illustration of the breakup of the supercontinent as inferred from the geological record over the last 220 million years (beginning of the Mesozoic era), showing continental drift caused by plated tectonics. To see the animation again, press "reload." The counter gives time in Millions of years ago.

Last modified: Mon May 8 15:49:52 CDT 2000