Table 1.

Piercing points for Transatlantic reconstruction of West Gondwana

PointAfrica long.Africa lat.African countryAmerica long.America lat.Today's distance (km)
18.0°W4.5°NLiberia48.0°W0.5°S4500
20.5°W5.5°NGhana43.5°W2.5°S4900
33.0°E6.5°NBenin/Nigeria40.0°W3.0°S4900
47.0°E4.5°NNigeria35.5°W5.0°S4800
58.5°E4.5°NNigeria/Cameroon35.0°W6.0°S5000
610.0°E2.5°NCameroon/Eq. Guinea35.5°W9.0°S5200
713.0°E10.0°SAngola40.5°W20.5°S5800
812.0°E14.5°SAngola45.0°W23.5°S6000
913.5°E21.0°SNamibia49.0°W28.5°S6300
10a15.0°E26.0°SNamibia55.5°W35.0°S6700
10b18.0°E33.0°SSouth Africa  6600