Therefore, as the plates move, the continents move.
For example, North America and Europe are getting further away from each
other because the plates they are embedded in are moving apart. Plates
can also come together. This may cause continents to collide. The
Himalaya Mountains are forming from the collision between the continents
of Asia and India. This movement of India into Asia started in the
Jurassic, with the impact into the Cenozoic.
There have been times in the Earth’s past when
many plates carrying continents came together at the same time. This
formed one huge plate that contained a single supercontinent
Cretaceous 65 million years
Jurassic 180 million years
Triassic 225 million years
Premian 280 million years