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Brazilian Atlantis: Sub Finds Evidence Of Continent Deep Beneath Atlantic Ocean

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« on: November 16, 2014, 12:37:09 am »

Japanese deep-sea probe find sign of ex-continent in Atlantic
By PTI | 7 May, 2013, 01.06PM IST



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A large mass of granite has been found on the seabed off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, suggesting that a continent may have existed in the Atlantic.A large mass of granite has been found on the seabed off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, suggesting that a continent may have existed in the Atlantic.
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RIO DE JANEIRO: A large mass of granite has been found on the seabed off the coast of Rio de Janeiro, suggesting that a continent may have existed in the Atlantic Ocean, a Japanese agency and the Brazilian government has said.


A Brazilian official said yesterday that the discovery of the granite, which is formed only on dry land, is strong evidence that a continent existed in the area where the legendary island of Atlantis, mentioned by the ancient Greek philosopher Plato in his dialogues, was supposed to be located.

According to the legend, the island, host to a highly developed civilisation, sunk into the sea in a flood around 12,000 years ago.

No traces have so far been found. The discovery was made using a Shinkai 6500 manned submersible belonging to the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology.

The seabed where the granite mass was found is estimated to have sunk into the sea several tens of million years ago.

No man-made structures have been found. It is the first time research using a manned submersible has been conducted in the South Atlantic Ocean.

In late April, the agency used it to explore the Rio Grande Rise, a seabed more than 1,000 kilometres southeast of Rio de Janeiro.

At a depth of 910 meters, it found a rock cliff around 10 meters in height and breadth.

The agency concluded that it was granite after analysing video data.

Also found in the sea around it was a large volume of quartz sand, which is also not formed in the sea.

The bedrock is believed to be mainly basalt rock. The rise itself stretches around 1,000 kilometres at the widest point and is considered part of the continent left behind when South America and Africa were split over 100 million years ago.

The agency said it assumes it was above the sea until around 50 million years ago but submerged over a period of around several million years, given fossils found in the seabed around the area and other data.

According to the agency, the Rio Grande Rise is the only plausible area that could have possibly formerly been dry land.

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