Role Reversal: Is Europe About to Move Below Africa as Direction of Tectonic Plates Shifts?
Europe could be moving beneath Africa as the two continents shift closer together, scientists believe.
Geologists say a pause in the movement between the two continents could mean the tectonic plates are about to change direction, in what has been described as a 'scientifically fascinating' development.
The northern edge of the African tectonic plate has descended under Europe for millions of years but recently this process halted, it has been reported.
Scientists, discussing the issue at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) meeting last week, said they thought Europe could be about to move under Africa...