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https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/05/africa/crack-africa-rift-valley-continent-splitting-two/index.html


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CNN)A large crack, stretching several kilometres, made a sudden appearance recently in south-western Kenya.
The tear, which continues to grow, caused part of the Nairobi-Narok highway to collapse and was accompanied by seismic activity in the area.
The Earth is an ever-changing planet, even though in some respects change might be almost unnoticeable to us. Plate tectonics is a good example of this. But every now and again something dramatic happens and leads to renewed questions about the African continent splitting in two.
The Earth's lithosphere (formed by the crust and the upper part of the mantle) is broken up into a number of tectonic plates.

These plates are not static, but move relative to each other at varying speeds, "gliding" over a viscous asthenosphere.


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Re: Well, for some cool shit about the Earth unless you live in Kenya.
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2018, 04:54:55 PM »
I had a geology professor in college who was talking about this very thing 18 years ago. like how in 1000 years or so, part of Africa may break off like an island and be separated from the rest of it

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Re: Well, for some cool shit about the Earth unless you live in Kenya.
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2018, 07:48:08 AM »
Neat! I always wondered about stuff like this- I've seen a few "Time-Lapse" videos of the estimated tectonic plate movements of the future, and they send the continents bouncing back and forth a lot, and even recreate Pangaea!

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Re: Well, for some cool shit about the Earth unless you live in Kenya.
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2018, 09:12:58 AM »
That would be pretty cool to see on a faster scale. 
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Re: Well, for some cool shit about the Earth unless you live in Kenya.
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2018, 10:22:54 AM »
Almost certainly artificially caused.

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Re: Well, for some cool shit about the Earth unless you live in Kenya.
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2018, 08:49:15 AM »
Well, for some cool shit about the Earth unless you live in Kenya.
Kenya believe this shit?
Its pretty amazing to realize we’re just a blip on the planet’s radar.

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Re: Well, for some cool shit about the Earth unless you live in Kenya.
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2018, 11:31:16 PM »
Well, for some cool shit about the Earth unless you live in Kenya.
Kenya believe this shit?
Its pretty amazing to realize we’re just a blip on the planet’s radar.

We are but microbes on the face of the earth. 
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Re: Well, for some cool shit about the Earth unless you live in Kenya.
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2018, 07:57:37 AM »
^^^nice!

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Re: Well, for some cool shit about the Earth unless you live in Kenya.
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2018, 12:02:12 PM »
Almost certainly artificially caused.
Wakandians doing some shit in the past?