'Lost Continent' Discovered Under Mauritius Island Of the Indian Ocean

By Arnab Banerjee Feb 16, 2017 12:39 PM EST
Lost Continent is found in Indian Ocean
A lost continent is found under Mauritius in the Indian Ocean which was used to be part of a landmass called Gondwana. The island drifted under the sea around nine million years ago.

Today with the development of science and technology we are able to know many unknown facts about the world. We are able to explore many unknown parts of the world but still, there are few parts of the world which are still left to be explored. Now it looks like that the few part of the undiscovered parts are discovered as a 'lost continent' is discovered under the Indian Ocean near Mauritius.

The 'lost continent' which is found is named Mauritia and believed to be part of a landmass called Gondwana. This landmass was the part of a supercontinent in the Triassic period. Different scientists and researchers have hypothesised that this land mass split up around 180 million years ago. 

The island which is found under the Indian ocean was an active part of the earth till nine million years ago. The island Mauritia drifted under the Indian ocean due to a volcanic eruption which took place around nine million years ago. This incident was known to many scientists and researchers and that is why they were very much interested to discover the place which is currently placed under the Mauritius island.  There is another reason which attracted the scientists to this place and that is the volcanic origin. The team of scientists who have observed the rocks which were caused by the volcanic eruption has come to a conclusion that the rocks are fairly new.

Scientists have also revealed that before the island went under the sea, it was one of the most favourable places for harbouring. But unfortunately, this place does not exist today. There are few different thoughts regarding the total area of the island but it is estimated that the area of the island was around 20,000 square kilometres. The position of the island was between the Madagascar and India.  

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