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In the Beginning, the Earth was formless and void, the Spirit of God hovered over the waters. (Gen 1:2)
The distribution of mountainous regions is closely related to fault lines. The oceans vary considerably in depth. As mountains rose up and valleys formed, water flowed in to the deepest ravines cutting gorges and canyons in the soft newly formed sedimentary rock.There was no “Pangea” – the continents formed where the Earth’s crust buckled upwards and the oceans were formed where the Earth’s crust buckled downwards at the time of Noah’s flood (2450BC).
Fault lines appeared in the Earth’s surface at the time of the flood. This resulted in cataclismic flooding of the entire surface of the earth, buckling of the Earth’s crust and formation of mountains and valleys. As the waters receeded and drained into valleys over the subsequent months, forming oceans, the Earths surface was completeley remodeled and land masses emerged to give us the continents that we have today.
Earthquakes continue to occur today predominantly around fault lines but no where near the magnitude of the first ones in the time of Noah.