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Geologists now have evidence Africa is physically splitting into two continents

Lucia Perez Diaz, Royal Holloway, QuartzApril 3, 2018

A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya. The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area.

The Earth is an ever-changing planet, even though in some respects change might be almost unnoticeable to us. Plate tectonics is a good example of this. But every now and again something dramatic happens and leads to renewed questions about the African continent splitting in two.

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The African Rift Valley is home to some of the worlds largest and deepest lakes. All formed by similar plate movement.

We've got our own rift systems. The San Andreas fault, Yellowstone, and along the East Coast. It will happen here. Maybe in 10 million years, maybe tomorrow.
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Another interesting factoid.
the Idea of Pangaea ... all the continents were once one and drifted apart... doesn't work as presented. in all of the artwork at least they portray Africa about 35% smaller than it actually is. So the "puzzle pieces" of the other continents really do not fit at all as the theory suggest.
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Another interesting factoid.
the Idea of Pangaea ... all the continents were once one and drifted apart... doesn't work as presented. in all of the artwork at least they portray Africa about 35% smaller than it actually is. So the "puzzle pieces" of the other continents really do not fit at all as the theory suggest.
Much of that discrepancy in size comes from the impossibility of projecting a sphere onto a flat surface.
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