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BALTICA was a late- Proterozoic
Proterozoic
, early- Palaeozoic continent that now includes the East European craton of northwestern Eurasia
Eurasia
. Baltica was created as an entity not earlier than 1.8 billion years ago. Before this time, the three segments/continents that now compose the East European craton were in different places on the globe. Baltica existed on a tectonic plate called the Baltic Plate .

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 External links

HISTORY

* ~1.82 billion years ago, Baltica
Baltica
was part of the major supercontinent Columbia . * ~1.5 billion years ago, Baltica
Baltica
along with Arctica and East Antarctica
Antarctica
were part of the minor supercontinent Nena . * ~1.07 billion years ago, Baltica
Baltica
was part of the major supercontinent Rodinia . * ~750 million years ago, Baltica
Baltica
was part of the minor supercontinent Protolaurasia . * ~600 million years ago, Baltica
Baltica
was part of the major supercontinent Pannotia . * ~ Cambrian
Cambrian
, Baltica
Baltica
was an independent continent. * ~Late Ordovician , Baltica
Baltica
collided with Avalonia
Avalonia
(most of modern Western Europe) * ~ Devonian
Devonian
, Baltica
Baltica
collided against Laurentia , forming the minor supercontinent Euramerica . * ~ Permian
Permian
, all major continents collided against each other to form the major supercontinent Pangaea . * ~ Jurassic
Jurassic
, Pangaea rifted into two minor supercontinents, Laurasia
Laurasia
and Gondwana . Baltica
Baltica
was part of the minor supercontinent Laurasia. * ~ Cretaceous
Cretaceous
, Baltica
Baltica
was part of the minor supercontinent Eurasia . * ~Present, Baltica
Baltica
is part of the forming minor supercontinent Afro- Eurasia
Eurasia
. * Around 250 million years from now, all continents may crash together, forming the major supercontinent Pangaea Proxima. Baltica would be part of Pangaea Proxima. * Around 450-600 Ma from now, Pangea Proxima will eventually rift apart. Baltica
Baltica
may break off.

SEE ALSO

* Baltic Shield
Baltic Shield
* Main Uralian Fault

REFERENCES

* ^ Carl Zimmer (January 1997). "In Times of Ur". Discover Magazine. Retrieved 2 February 2016.

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