15 Mar 2006

Continental Split

The Afar Triangle, the sand-colored section to the north of the Horn of Africa, is separating from the African Continent as the result of the movement of different tectonic plates at speeds so fast that crevices in the ground may be seen opening and spreading. Scientists are enjoying a rare opportunity to see geological processes operating at a readily observable speed.


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