(before NT and SA collided two billion years ago) TWO BILLION years ago, the Australia we know today existed only in pieces. Northern, western and central Australia all belonged to different continents.
Recent Australian earthquakes In the past 100,000 years, Australia has been hit by at least five large, landscape-changing earthquakes, a young Melbourne researcher has found. Each was at least 10 times as big as the 1989 Newcastle earthquake, which caused $1.5 billion damage. And he expects there to be more. Mark Quigley, from the University […]
A new theory to explain the formation of the mountains of Western Europe will be unveiled in Melbourne today (Wednesday). Until now, geoscientists worked on the basis that mountain ranges such as the Alps were formed when the tectonic plates carrying Europe and Africa came into collision.
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