Lost continent beneth Mauritius gets lots of attention

The new article from Trond H. Torsvik et al about Mauritia - the lost continent in the Indean Ocean gets a lot of attention from the press worldwide. Latest is an article in the German weekly news magazine Der Spiegel, one of Europe's largest publications of its kind.

Typical view of Mauritius beachfront with volcanic mountains in background. The basaltic lavas constituting these mountains formed no older than 9 million years ago. Photo; Susan J. Webb, Prof., University of the Witwatersrand

Typical view of Mauritius beachfront with volcanic mountains in background. The basaltic lavas constituting these mountains formed no older than 9 million years ago. Photo; Susan J. Webb, Prof., University of the Witwatersrand

The original scientific article from Ashwal/Wiedenbeck/Torsvik was published in the open source scientific journal Nature Communications (www.nature.com/ncomms) on the January 31, with the reference: 

See some of the press coverage articles:

Uralt-Kontinent versteckt sich unter Tropeninsel, Spiegel, 1.2.2017

Mauritia, el 'continente desconocido' bajo el Océano Índico, elmundo.es, 1.2.2017

Antigo continente descoberto sob as águas das ilhas Maurícias - ZAP, ZAP, 1.2.2017

Traces of a lost continent found in Indian Ocean, Sign of the Times, 31.1.2017

Crystals carried in lava reveal a hidden continent, Daily Mail, 31.1.2017

Lost fragments of a 3-billion-year-old continent may be trapped beneath the island of Mauritius, International Business Times, 31.1.2017

 

 

Published Feb. 2, 2017 10:28 AM - Last modified Feb. 2, 2017 10:28 AM