Rift coming in Africa! Continent will split into two, new sea will be formed, shocking claim in study


Science News Desk – Continuous changes were taking place in the interior of the earth. This motion determines what changes will happen to the water on the land and the surface above it. Meanwhile, according to geologists, there may be some big change in Africa. According to the study of Science Journal Geophysical Research Letters, Africa is dividing into two parts. Experts have claimed that a crack about one kilometer long has also appeared near the Nairobi-Narok Highway in Kenya. Earlier in 2005, there was news of cracks appearing in Ethiopia as well.

It was claimed that in a few days this crack had become about 56 kilometers long. Scientists are also predicting the start of a rare natural phenomenon as Africa splits in two. Researchers believe that if Africa is divided into two pieces, a new ocean can be formed here. Years later countries like Zambia and Uganda can also get their own coastal line.

According to Science Direct, when a tectonic plate splits into two or more tectonic plates by a divergent plate boundary, it is called rifting. On the other hand, according to National Geographic, when Earth’s tectonic plates move apart, a low-lying area is formed, called a rift valley. These cracks can be found both on land and on the ocean floor. According to IFLScience Research, South America and Africa split into separate continents at least 138 million years ago.

A rift observed in the Ethiopian desert in 2005 is attributed to the East African Rift, which is 56 kilometers (35 mi) long. Experts believe that this will create a new sea. According to an Economic Times report, the rift was found near the intersection of three tectonic plates, which had already started separating. These include African Nubians, African Somalis and Arabians. The East African Rift extends for about 3,000 km from Zimbabwe in the south to the Gulf of Aden in the north. Explain that the Somali and Nubian plates are two components that make up the African plate.

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