Photo Gallery: A New Ocean Forms in Africa
Foto: University of Bristol / Lorraine Field
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Photo Gallery: A New Ocean Forms in Africa

High-Speed Geology Violent Seismic Activity Tearing Africa in Two

The fissures began appearing years ago. But in recent months, seismic activity has accelerated in northeastern Africa as the continent breaks apart in slow motion. Researchers say that lava in the region is consistent with magma normally seen on the sea floor -- and that water will ultimately cover the desert.