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Africa Is SPLITTING IN HALF And Something Extraordinary Is About To Happen

A Remarkable Phenomenon Unfolds: Africa's Astonishing Division and an Imminent Extraordinary Event

By HalintonePublished 6 months ago 9 min read

Africa Is SPLITTING IN HALF And Something Extraordinary Is About To Happen

In elementary science, we have learned a great deal about the continents and their history. We now understand how the continents came to exist in their current form and the important role played by continental drift. However, we have some exciting news to share with you. It appears that another significant geological event may be happening on our planet right now: a new ocean is forming in Africa! If you're curious about where and how this is taking place, we encourage you to watch this video until the end to learn all the fascinating details.

recently Kenya's Great Rift Valley has

become an area of interest to

individuals worldwide specifically

scientists the never-ending exploratory

activities in this region are triggered

by the fact that it is the region where

Africa the second largest continent in

the world is gradually dividing into two

as a result of natural forces an event

of this extent hasn't been recorded for

a couple of million years in the last of

its kind marked the division of South

America and Africa into two different

continents on a lighter note the site

resulting from this split Kenya's Great

Rift Valley is a choice site for

tourists traveling to East Africa to

witness the phenomenon firsthand the

division of the African continent into

two became very obvious in 2005. this

division originated from the emergence

of a rift in the Ethiopian desert which

is 35 miles long at the moment as stated

by geological research charts according

to scientists this division in the

African continent started long before

2005 and will eventually lead to the

continent splitting into two parts with

an ocean in between

geologists examining the tectonic plates

of Africa over time also validate that

54 countries on the continent are

splitting and will eventually become two

separate land masses

Kenya's Great Rift Valley stretches from

northern Ethiopia through the Mozambique

and is the dividing line separating

countries like Somalia Ethiopia Eritrea

Mozambique Djibouti Kenya and Tanzania

from the remaining parts of Africa that

said this division of continents is

usually caused by the movement of

tectonic plates leading to the

separation of land in a process called

rifting simply put rifting is a

phenomenon where one tectonic plate is

broken up into two or more plates

divided by a type of tectonic plate

boundary known as the divergent plate

boundary rifting causes the formation of

a lowland where the tectonic plates have

broken apart and can be seen on land or

on the ocean floor and this phenomenon

of rifting is what led to the formation

of the Red Sea in time past

usually the formation of continents from

this process occurs at a gradual rate of

about a fraction of an inch per year

however scientists have now discovered

through GPS tracking that this movement

has been happening much faster in recent


a report published by the National

Journal found that the two continental

land masses in Africa are tearing apart

at a rate of about seven millimeters per


this movement might result in landlocked

countries like Uganda Malawi Burundi

Rwanda the Democratic Republic of Congo

and Zambia eventually having their own

coastlines in addition scientists have

also discovered that active volcanoes in

East Africa play an important part in

the Continental splitting such active

volcanoes include the ancient

odognolenge volcano in Tanzania in the

ALU dalapia in Ethiopia these volcanoes

provide new insights and information on

studies around the Continental split the

urthaale volcano in Ethiopia is another

example of an active volcano in East

Africa that has continuously erupted for

over 50 years another notable phenomenon

that geologists investigating the rift

site have observed is that there are

various underground activities in the

area which could also contribute to the

Earth's division centering around this

fact scientists discover the Victoria

microplate situated between both sides

of the rift this is the largest

microplate on Earth and has been

rotating counterclockwise for more than

two years

formation of a new ocean from the

Continental split

before the Layman it may not be as easy

to understand how the Earth's movement

can impact the ocean size however

suppose you understand how the

continents were formed or the concept of

the continental drift

in that case the concept of formation

expansion and movement of the world's

oceans may become clearer more on the

continental drift Christopher Moore a

PhD student in the school of Earth's

environment at the University of Leeds

in the UK observed the red haze from a

lava flow a few kilometers away on the

top of a large volcano and no to

something unusual he realized that

certain movements of the earth which

should not be ignored were responsible

for these behaviors and were the first

signs of tectonic transitions to occur

in the next five to one hundred million


as a result he anticipated that the area

would vastly change the phenomenon that

explains the Ocean Floors expansion is

also a part of the continental drift

theory known as seafloor spreading in

this phenomenon when a divergent plate

boundary splits apart and spreads out

volcanic activities give room for

forming a new ocean floor at the area

where the split is created

splitting occurs in the lithosphere due

to tensional stress when the ocean

plates move away from each other

the force from tectonic plate slab pool

at subduction zones drives the spreading

of seafloor ridges the activity of magma

is typically high at these ridges and

gravity causes plates that are not

subducting to slide off the elevated

mid-ocean ridges a process known as

Ridge push hence basaltic magma rises up

the fractures at a spreading Center and

cools on the ocean floor creating a new

seabed generally rocks formed from this

process get older as one moves away from

the spreading zone while younger rocks

are closer to the spreading zone slight

changes in the elevation of the Earth in

associated with plate tectonics that can

be observed from a Mountaintop today

were much more observable and

significant in the past that said the

barren area in East Africa that bordered

the Red Sea is covered in lava that

resulted from the rupture of the Earth

at the convergence of the Nubian Somali

and Arabian tectonic plates this area is

a tri-junction with the Ethiopian

Plateau the Red Sea anderitria forming a

large wash shaped structure on the

surface of the Earth's crust also the

Great Rift Valley which it forms

stretches over four thousand miles into

the heart of Africa to the South while

the Red Sea extends to the Northwest and

the Aden Ridge an oceanic Ridge

stretches to the east these tectonic

activities are more than enough evidence

that the African continent is going

through a process of splitting apart

today if someone were to stand on a

Mountaintop they would only notice small

changes in millimeters however those

changes would have been much more

significant in the past when the land

was Bare in addition the area in East

Africa that is covered in lava was

created by the Continental split which

occurred at the triple Junction where

Nubian Somali and Arabian tectonic

plates intersected and adjacent to the

Red Sea which is sparsely populated

for the past three decades the Somali

plate in East Africa has been gradually

separating from the rest of the

continent this led to a rift valley in

Ethiopia and Eritrea and divided into

the Kenya Rift before rejoining in the

Malawi Rift by Examining The Chain of

Lakes that line the bottom of the Great

Rift Valley such as Lakes Tanganyika and

nayasa it's possible to trace the

divided consonant on a map at the same

time the Arabian plate has been pulling

away from Africa as the Red Sea Rift

expands to approximately one centimeter


soon enough the Arabian plate will halt

after it collides with the Eurasian

plate in modern-day Iran the significant

geological changes the Earth's crust is

experiencing are the prequels of this

event these geological changes include

the formation of a new ocean Basin and

the continent's division the afar region

is located in the center of these

Transformations and is being separated

from Eurasia by the closing of the

Persian Gulf this region has created

some of the world's largest volcanoes

due to the prominence of tectonic

activity around this region the mixture

of extensive Basalt and silica lava

flows that overlay the Great Rift Valley

has led to the development of bimodal

volcanism and explosive eruptions

speaking of volcanic eruptions East

Africa is home to various types of

volcanoes just towards the northern part

of the Red Sea there are large basaltic

shield volcanoes like erta ale while the

south is characterized by the enormous

corbetti Caldera in Ethiopia some of the

most unpredictable volcanoes in the

world can be found in this area as we

move further into Africa there are

unusual sites such as the old daniolingo

volcano in Tanzania which spews

carbonitite to the east of Dr Congo are

twin volcanoes neymaraza and nieragango

to the West

these volcanoes contribute to the active

seismic activity beneath East Africa the

afar region is a significant focal point

for a geological activity and a possible

reason for this is that the area has

been heated from beneath by the afar

plume this same plume caused the African

continent to rise and break apart more

than 80 million years ago forming rift

valleys similar processes were observed

when the North Atlantic Ocean was formed

which connected a substantial mantle

plume to create new continental fault

lines as a result two continental

margins were separated by the spread of

the seafloor at mid-ocean ridges it has

been discovered that urta ale is still

in a transitioning phase the

transformation into an oceanic spreading

Center will become more apparent within

the next 5 million years as lava

eruptions create streaks along the edges

and record Earth's magnetic field

nevertheless the shift towards an

oceanic spreading Center will occur

gradually the area indicates shallow

magma storage but a genuine ocean crust

has yet to form thus the future of

tectonic activity in this region remains

to be determined it is uncertain when

the region will transition into an ocean

spreading Center whether an ocean

spreading Basin will develop between the

Somali and Nubian plates and how the

spreading process will occur in the Red

Sea and the Gulf of Aden geologic

records indicate that the earth was

formed 4.5 billion years ago followed by

the continental crust 3.2 billion years

ago and then the creation of the

continental shelf as molten rocks pushed

up through the Earth's surface

eventually forming the supercontinent

tectonic plates constantly change with

some sliding against each other along

fault lines and others colliding at the

same time some plates are moving apart

at divergent plate boundaries which has

contributed to the formation of today's

continents including Africa Europe Asia

South America North America and


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