Scientists discover ‘Zealandia’ – a hidden continent off the coast of Australia

Geologists claim to have discovered a new continent to the east of Australia: Zealandia. At 4.9 million square kilometers of land mass, 94 per cent of which is under water, Zealandia would be the world’s smallest continent. According to their study, the land mass comprises all the four attributes needed to be considered a continent, including the presence of different rock types and crucially “the high elevation relative to regions floored by oceanic crust.”

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