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Iceland may be part of a submerged continent called Icelandia

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Floating icebergs in Jokulsarlon glacier lagoon, Iceland

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Iceland may not just be an island. It may be the only exposed part of an entire continent, dubbed Icelandia, that is mostly submerged beneath the Atlantic Ocean.

“There is a hidden continent right there under the sea,” said Gillian Foulger of Durham University in the UK. She and her colleagues have published the idea in a chapter of the new book In the Footsteps of Warren B. Hamilton: New Ideas in Earth Science.

Iceland lies on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where two of …