The Science of The Devastating Turkey-Syria Earthquake

Turkey lies at the intersection of three of the tectonic plates that make up the Earth's crust: the Anatolian, Arabian, and African plates. Arabia is moving northwards into Europe, causing the Anatolian plate to be pushed out westwards.

Lost Continents Hiding Under Antarctica

Antarctica was once part of the supercontinent Gondwana, which began to disintegrate some 130 million years ago, although the bond between Antarctica and Australia held together as recently as 55 million years ago.

Geologists find seventh continent hiding in plain sight

Scientists identified a seventh geologic continent called Zealandia.

A Chunk of India and Eurasia Just Disappeared

Half of the original mass of India and Eurasia is missing, upending how geologists believed tectonic interactions worked.