How would have Pangea been formed when modern day maps show the tectonic plate borders expanding over the land?


I know this is poorly worded, so sorry about that.

Modern tectonic plate map:


Shouldn’t the borders have collided to stop the land from touching?

In: Earth Science

Plates moving away from each other are making new ocean floor between them, that crust (under the water) didn’t exist during pangea. When two plates move towards each other, one Plate slides under the other and melts into the Mantle When two plates move away from each other, Magma rises and creates new crust.

The Earth’s crust is constantly recycling itself.