Triassic Period

Continents During the Triassic Period

Do Earth’s continents change positions?

Yes, the continents continually change positions, but it takes them millions of years to shift and move great distances. Earth’s continents are actually part of the thick plates that make up the planet’s crust, all of various sizes and shapes. These plates fit together like a jigsaw puzzle. They do not move fast—only fractions of an inch to inches per year.


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