250-million-year-old chunk of Africa stuck onto southeastern US identified

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 13:32

Washington: Researchers have identified an ancient piece of Africa stuck onto the southeastern US.

Geologist Robert Hatcher of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville said there are some large faults in the magnetic data which have not been active for a very long time, Discovery News reported.
The faults appear to be part of the rocks formed when parts of Africa and North America were pressed together nearly 250 million years ago.
Hatcher said that there was an attempt to rip away Florida and southern Georgia, asserting that they knew that there`s a suture there between African crust and newer crust from the Appalachians.


Download the all new Zee News app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with latest headlines and news stories in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Business and much more from India and around the world.

First Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 13:32

More from zeenews

comments powered by Disqus