Fragmentation of the Supercontinent Pangea (image) GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre Share Print E-Mail Caption Our continents result from the fragmentation of the supercontinent Pangea. This plate reconstruction 180 million years ago shows todays countries for orientation. Credit S. Brune, GPlates Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.