Photo Gallery A New Ocean Forms in Africa

Scientists say that a dramatic increase in seismic activity in northeastern Africa recently is the surest sign yet that the continent will ultimately split in two.
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Foto: University of Bristol / Lorraine Field
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Foto: University of Bristol / Lorraine Field
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Foto: D. Keir
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Foto: University of Bristol / Lorraine Field
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Foto: University of Bristol / Lorraine Field
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Foto: University of Bristol / Lorraine Field
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Foto: University of Bristol / Lorraine Field
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Foto: University of Bristol / Lorraine Field
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Foto: University of Bristol / Lorraine Field
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Foto: University of Bristol / Lorraine Field
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Foto: University of London / Elizabeth Baker / Royal Holloway
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Foto: University of Leeds / Tim Wright
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Foto: University of Rochester / Cindy Ebinger
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Foto: University of Rochester / Cindy Ebinger
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Foto: University of Leeds / Tim Wright
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Foto: University of London / Elizabeth Baker / Royal Holloway
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Foto: University of Auckland / Julie Rowland
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Foto: University of Auckland / Julie Rowland
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Foto: University of Bristol / Lorraine Field
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Foto: University of Bristol / Lorraine Field
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Foto: University of Bristol / Lorraine Field
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Foto: University of Bristol / Lorraine Field