geology

Graphic illustration of shifting continents of East and South-east Asia.

Shifting Continents and Lost Oceans: Can Australia (geologically) claim most of Asia?

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Professor Ian Metcalfe from UNE’s Palaeoscience Research Centre is a world authority on the geological and tectonic evolution of Asia. ‘East and Southeast Asia are located at the zone of plate tectonic convergence between the Eurasian, Indo-Australian and Philippine/Pacific Plates where catastrophic volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and tsunamis are still generated today by subduction and collision processes’.

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