Category archives for tectonics

The rifting of Africa

Lava flows from the 2005 Mando Hararo eruption in Ethiopia. Alright, I had been attempting to ignore this story because it was, well, a little uninteresting at first, but it apparently has legs so I will tackle it. Slashdot has a post proclaiming: ‘Volcanic activity may split the African continent in two, creating a new…