Time to revise the geography books.
A new continent has been discovered and you may already have checked it off your travel bucket list. It’s called Zealandia and it stretches 5 million square kilometers in the southwest Pacific. 94% of its area is submerged, but three major landmasses are well above the surface: New Zealand’s North and South Islands and New Caledonia. Zealandia matches all the criteria that make it a continent: It is elevated above the surrounding area, it has a distinctive geology, a well-defined area and a crust thicker than the ocean floor. [The Geological Society of Americas]