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Lost Lands Today

In school, we all learned about our 7 continents and their locations on our maps. We were taught about how they have different climates and different time zones and such. What we weren't taught at school, was about the lost lands the waters have taken undercurrent. Today, I am going to enlighten you about 3 of the lost lands that were sunken over the decades.


This land resided above water over 2.6 million years ago! At the time the sea levels were low so it was able to be inhabited, unlike today. This portion is in the region of southeastern Asia and sits on a tectonically stable extension of the continent. Java, Borneo, Sumatra, their residing isles, and the Malay Peninsula all reside in this area today;

Sundaland is about 1,800,000 km2. Sitting just around the equator this region is a prime tropical temperature and just as beautiful as its sister regions like the Philippines and New Guinea. If you are looking for a fun and beautiful traveling destination this one is worth a chance.


Maui Nui is a name for the prehistoric Hawaii we know today. 1.2 million years ago, it came from the grouping of seven shield volcanos and was around 14,600km! Since this region is in pretty near proximity to above-water lands the waters between are at most 1,600 ft deep. Maui Nui was formed in the Pleistocene Epoch which stood firm from around 2 million

years ago to about 11,000 years ago. There was once another volcanic land west of Moloka'i that is now completely submerged and is known as Penguin Bank today. Hawaii is mostly known as a vacation destination with its beautiful views and perfect beaches. Ultimately, everyone has the goal of going there one day and who can blame anyone?


This is probably the most mysterious island to show up in history because not much is found about it. This was an island that was part of the Lyakhovsky Islands subgroup for the New Siberian islands. The island was first discovered in 1770 by a man following a pack of reindeer! In 1823 it was 4.6 km², slowly deteriorating and just as expected on this cold waterfront.

By 1945 the island was 0.2 km², and shortly after disappeared from the water's surface. Unfortunately, there isn't much on this Island due to its short above-water life. Imagine just what this island could have been like in such a cold climate.

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