Researchers have uncovered a continent the size of Greenland mostly hiding underwater in the Mediterranean. Dubbed “Greater Adria” by its founders at Utrecht University in the Netherlands, the missing piece of continental crust seemingly separated from North Africa and lodged itself under Southern Europe.
Greater Andria is the name and that is a continent underwater?
A Greenland-size piece of continental crust called Greater Adria separated from North Africa about 240 million years ago, during the Triassic period. But long before humans came along, tectonic shifts forced the continent into the Earth’s mantle deep beneath Europe.