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Crack opening land of Africa: Will there be a new ocean and two divided African continents?

  • Yes, there wil be a new ocean dividing two African continents.

    The crack that is opening land in Africa has started in 2005 and it has been getting bigger and longer since then. Obviously, it will take millions of years before it happens, but it is amazing that we are experiencing something of this magnitude and it could help the scientist understand more about earthquakes and land formations

  • Research findings support the theory that it will create a new ocean.

    Researchers studying the forming rift have determined that it is being created by forces like those found in the ocean. With that in mind they have been able to support the theory that the rift will eventually widen and fill with water, forming a new ocean. However they also have stated this will be a process that will happen over the next million years.

  • Yes, this is most likely caused by tectonic movement.

    The crack across Africa is likely to to tectonic plate shifts. In this case, there could be a ocean between two continents someday. In geologic time it is a blink of an eye. In human terms, none of us will be around to find out, but it is fun to speculate.

  • Yes, there wil be a new ocean dividing two African continents.

    The crack that is opening land in Africa has started in 2005 and it has been getting bigger and longer since then. Obviously, it will take millions of years before it happens, but it is amazing that we are experiencing something of this magnitude and it could help the scientist understand more about earthquakes and land formations.

  • This will take a long time.

    The continents have been in the places that they have been for as long as we can remember. If there is land opening up in Africa, it will move at a slow pace. An entire continent just doesn't shift and split into two pieces at once. This will happen over centuries.


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