Earth map:
changes over half a billion years

Animated paleomaps of Phanerozoic eon
Source:
Mollewide Plate Tectonic Maps
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Hadean
4 billion years ago
Archean
2,5 billion years ago
Cryogenian
650 million years ago
Ediacaran
600 million years ago
Ediacaran
560 million years ago
Cambrian
540 million years ago
Cambrian
500 million years ago
Ordovician
470 million years ago
Silurian
450 million years ago
Silurian
430 million years ago
Devonian
400 million years ago
Devonian
370 million years ago
Carboniferous
340 million years ago
Carboniferous
300 million years ago
Permian
280 million years ago
Permian
260 million years ago
Triassic
240 million years ago
Triassic
220 million years ago
Jurassic
220 million years ago
Jurassic
170 million years ago
Jurassic
150 million years ago
Cretaceous
120 million years ago
Cretaceous
105 million years ago
Cretaceous
90 million years ago
Paleocene
65 million years ago
Eocene
50 million years ago
Oligocene
35 million years ago
Miocene
20 million years ago
Pleistocene
50 thousand years ago
Holocene
10 thousand years ago
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Earth paleomaps: history of continental drift

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Paleomaps show how the continents and oceans of Earth looked millions of years ago. This animation shows how the continents drifted over the last 700 million years to their present positions and what the Earth looked like during the Ice Age, days of dinosaurs and even before the life left the oceans.

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Earth paleomaps: history of continental drift

  1. 1. Earth map: changes over half a billion years Animated paleomaps of Phanerozoic eon Source: Mollewide Plate Tectonic Maps http://cpgeosystems.com/mollglobe.html
  2. 2. Hadean 4 billion years ago
  3. 3. Archean 2,5 billion years ago
  4. 4. Cryogenian 650 million years ago
  5. 5. Ediacaran 600 million years ago
  6. 6. Ediacaran 560 million years ago
  7. 7. Cambrian 540 million years ago
  8. 8. Cambrian 500 million years ago
  9. 9. Ordovician 470 million years ago
  10. 10. Silurian 450 million years ago
  11. 11. Silurian 430 million years ago
  12. 12. Devonian 400 million years ago
  13. 13. Devonian 370 million years ago
  14. 14. Carboniferous 340 million years ago
  15. 15. Carboniferous 300 million years ago
  16. 16. Permian 280 million years ago
  17. 17. Permian 260 million years ago
  18. 18. Triassic 240 million years ago
  19. 19. Triassic 220 million years ago
  20. 20. Jurassic 220 million years ago
  21. 21. Jurassic 170 million years ago
  22. 22. Jurassic 150 million years ago
  23. 23. Cretaceous 120 million years ago
  24. 24. Cretaceous 105 million years ago
  25. 25. Cretaceous 90 million years ago
  26. 26. Paleocene 65 million years ago
  27. 27. Eocene 50 million years ago
  28. 28. Oligocene 35 million years ago
  29. 29. Miocene 20 million years ago
  30. 30. Pleistocene 50 thousand years ago
  31. 31. Holocene 10 thousand years ago

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