African continent starting to split in two

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NorthOfTheBorder
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African continent starting to split in two

Post by NorthOfTheBorder » Sat Jun 26, 2010 9:45 pm

Africa is witnessing the birth of a new ocean, according to scientists at the Royal Society.

Geologists working in the remote Afar region of Ethiopia say the ocean will eventually split the African continent in two, though it will take about 10 million years.
... parts of southern Ethiopia, Somalia will drift off, create a new island, and we'll have a smaller Africa and a very big island that floats out into the Indian Ocean.
Full report at http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/science_and_ ... 415877.stm

I love it when planet Earth gives us a little reminder of the "transient" nature of the geography we all take for granted :)
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