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Sunken Continents versus Continental Drift

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« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2008, 08:54:41 pm »

If you place a cup full of water, into a basin partially filled with water, and then drop a rock into the cup, where does the overflow go?  Into the basin beneath it of course.  How much of a rise in the water level of the basin occurred when the rock was dropped into the cup?  Was it even noticeable?

Considering the size of the world ocean, it wouldn't effect the water level to any noticeable degree if a smallish continent sunk into it.  Say for instance, Australia sunk into the ocean.  Would we notice a major increase in water levels of the world ocean?  Not likely because of it's size.  Some scientist that makes a habit of measuring water levels could likely tell us just how much of an increase was caused, but it wouldn't be anything major.
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