From The New Scientist: ‘Giant Crack Formed In Just Days’

Full article here.

Thought this might be of some interest:

“The crack is the surface component of a continental rift forming as the Arabian and African plates drift away from one another. It began to open up in September 2005, when a volcano at the northern end of the rift, called Dabbahu, erupted.”

And it happened in a few days, apparently.

“…Ebinger says it could continue to widen and lengthen. “As the plates keep spreading apart, it will end up looking like the Red Sea,”‘

Possibly in 4 million years.

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