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East African rift zones

East African rift zones

  • Exhibition Text

    • Rifting began 20 million years ago along the East African rift zones, marked by a 3,700-kilometer line of valleys, volcanoes, and lakes that extends from the tip of the Red Sea to Zimbabwe. If the forces driving this process continue, a new ocean will form and the entire eastern coast of Africa could eventually become a large island.

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  • For Educators

    • Topic: Earth Science

      Subtopic: Plate Tectonics

      Keywords: Geology, Structural, Ocean, Plate tectonics, Rifts (Geology)--Africa

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