On average, the Americas move about one inch further away from Europe and Africa per year. The landmasses move away from each other due to a phenomenon called continental drift, where the tectonic plates that continents ... More »

Tectonic activity causes continental drift to occur on the Earth's surface. National Geographic explains that continents rest upon massive slabs of rock called tectonic plates. Over the course of millions of years, tecto... More »

Today's continents were formed when the giant landmass Pangaea separated into smaller continents, due to plate tectonics. Pangaea was a collection of earlier continents. More »

A five-continent model used in some areas of the world lists the continents as: Eurasia, the Americas, Africa, Australia and Antarctica. This is just one of many models used to delineate the Earth's continents. More »

Red foxes live on several continents, including Asia, Africa, Europe and North America. They do not thrive in any one particular environment, but prosper in habitats ranging from grassland to desert. More »

All the continents in the world are Asia, Europe, Africa, North America, South America, Australia/Oceania and Antarctica. Most of these continents are in the northern hemisphere. More »

Peregrine falcons live throughout all of the continents except Antarctica, including Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, North America and South America. These falcons are one of the world's most common birds of prey. More »

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