How a crack in Kenya is splitting Africa in two

Will there be a new continent?

Stars Insider

15/11/23 | StarsInsider


For many years, geologists have been aware of the tectonic plates moving apart along East Africa, but, in 2018, new evidence emerged. Following a number of meteorological events, a huge fissure opened in the Great Rift Valley region of Kenya. The crack damaged roads, left people homeless, and, perhaps most significant of all, provided a clue about what might happen in the next five to 10 million years: Africa will be split in two.

Intrigued? In this gallery, we bring you all the details about the crack in Kenya, as well as its effects and resulting scientific predictions. Click on for more.

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