lost continent in indian ocean
Scientists have uncovered evidence of an ancient “lost continent” under the Indian Ocean island nation of Mauritius, according to a new study.
The continent, which geologists call “Mauritia,” formed part of present-day Madagascar and India. The rest of the continent probably sank beneath the sea 84 million years ago.
“We are studying the break-up process of the continents, in order to understand the geological history of the planet,” said study lead author Lewis Ashwal of the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa.