World’s First-Ever Beach Was Formed In This State In India 700 Million Years Ago

by Sanjana Shenoy
World’s First-Ever Beach Was Formed In This State In India 700 Million Years Ago

As mesmerising as beaches truly are, the story of its formations, is that interesting. Have you ever wondered which was the world’s first beach? How was it formed? Well, a team of scientists have unravelled the mystery. According to new research, continents were formed on earth 700 million years ago, that’s when the world’s first beach was formed, right here, in India. Read on to know which Indian state housed the first-ever beach.

Jharkhand’s Singhbhum District Is Home To World’s Oldest Beach

A team of Indian, Australian and South African scientists have published a mind-boggling study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study reveals that the first continents on earth were formed 3.2 billion years ago, instead of the earlier prediction of 2.5 billion years. But the most fascinating part of the research states that the world’s first beach arose out of Singhbhum district in Jharkhand, India. Priyadarshi Chowdhury, the lead scientist, studied the sedimentary rocks of Singhbhum.

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Beaches Were Formed 3.3 Billion Years Ago

The chemical structure of zircon grains, found in the ancient rocks was testimony to the fact that the rocks were 3.1 billion years old and emerged from oceans and rivers. The team realised that the earth’s most ancient rocks rose from the first-ever beach. This study was concluded that the Singhbhum craton of Jharkhand first came above sea around 3.3 billion years ago and is one of the most ancient beaches on earth. This revolutionary study shows that continents and beaches were formed 700 million years ago, way earlier than what was believed by scientists. And that makes us appreciate beaches all the more! Meanwhile, here’s a video of some of the best beaches our Chief Editor, Kamiya Jani has visited.