High-Speed Geology: Violent Seismic Activity Tearing Africa in Two

(SPIEGEL ONLINE) — 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.

via High-Speed Geology: Violent Seismic Activity Tearing Africa in Two – SPIEGEL ONLINE – News – International.

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