In Kenya literally opened up the earth. There appeared a huge crack, which, according to scientists, sooner or later will split the continent. This will not happen soon, but now the rift looks like from the movie about the Apocalypse. And continues to expand.
To observe changes of the Earth is always entertaining. Planet recently and then throws to scholars and observers of the reins to grab his video camera. Recently the Pacific ocean has give birth to new island, the evolution of which live allows you to explore the changes taking place on Mars. Now the surprise came from Africa.
In Kenya formed a huge crack length of several kilometers, a depth of fifteen metres and six metres wide. At this point, scientists looked out for a long time. Here is the border of two tectonic plates, and this boundary is recently unstable because of underground volcanic activity.
Appeared fracture, according to research group Dynamic Fault, in the future will sever the continent into two parts, writes The Sun.
This will not happen soon. Despite the fact that a huge crack continues to grow, to break Africa, it will take approximately 50 million years. Although the rift is dangerous now. Through it is busy by local standards track. And it is not yet clear, she goes under the earth, or turn into a “bridge”.
According to scientists, this fault 138 million years ago led to the breakup of South America and Africa.
However, with the researchers ‘ conclusions not agreed by all colleagues. As Forbs said geologist David Bressan, community to celebrate could be mistaken one thing for another and in fact this is not the crack that will split Africa.
Bressan said that before the advent of no fault seismological station did not record tremors in the area, but it does not happen. But there were heavy rains, which could wash such a crack.
Who are the scientists right, as usual, time will tell. In this case, a lot of time. But just in case, while Africa had not yet split, you can watch the epic video of how it was.