The Breakup of Pangea. This animation shows the progressive breakup of Pangea from the time period 150 Ma to the present. By 150 Ma, the central North Atlantic Ocean had already opened somewhat. Animation from the website http://www.odsn.de/odsn/services/paleomap/animation.html, which allows users to generate a plate reconstruction for any time in the past 150 million years using a variety of map projections and views of the globe.