A GPS survey of the East African Rift Zone in Tanzania occurred over three weeks in August 2010. The project involved researchers, staff and graduate students from Purdue University (USA) and Ardhi University (Tanzania), with equipment, logistic and field support from UNAVCO. The goal of the GPS campaign was to expand the existing geodetic dataset to help constrain multiple hypotheses on the driving mechanisms and kinematic relationships within the East African Rift Zone. Professor Eric…

A GPS survey of the East African Rift Zone in Tanzania occurred over three weeks in August 2010. The project involved researchers, staff and graduate students from Purdue University (USA) and Ardhi University (Tanzania), with equipment, logistic and field support from UNAVCO. The goal of the GPS campaign was to expand the existing geodetic dataset to help constrain multiple hypotheses on the driving mechanisms and kinematic relationships within the East African Rift Zone. Professor Eric…

A private conservancy in Shompole, Kenya, offers sweeping views of the Great Rift Valley’s volcanic hills. The Shompole Lodge stands near Lake Natron, which is one of the few remaining flamingo-breeding habitats in Africa. (bing)

A private conservancy in Shompole, Kenya, offers sweeping views of the Great Rift Valley’s volcanic hills. The Shompole Lodge stands near Lake Natron, which is one of the few remaining flamingo-breeding habitats in Africa. (bing)

Mount Kenya - In the Mount Kenya National Park, this monster of a mountain stands 17058 feet high (5199 meters) and is the second highest mountain in Africa. Its highest peaks are Batian, Nelion, and Point Lenana. The mountain is located in the center of Kenya just south of he equator. It is a stratovolcano created roughly 3 million years after the opening of the East African Rift.

Mount Kenya - In the Mount Kenya National Park, this monster of a mountain stands 17058 feet high (5199 meters) and is the second highest mountain in Africa. Its highest peaks are Batian, Nelion, and Point Lenana. The mountain is located in the center of Kenya just south of he equator. It is a stratovolcano created roughly 3 million years after the opening of the East African Rift.

Ol Doinyo Lengai, "Mountain of God" in the Maasai language, is an active volcano located in the Gregory Rift, south of Lake Natron within the Arusha Region of Tanzania. Part of the volcanic system of the East African Rift, Ol Doinyo Lengai is unique among active volcanoes in that it produces natrocarbonatite lava, a unique occurrence of volcanic carbonatite. natrocarbonatite lava.

Ol Doinyo Lengai, "Mountain of God" in the Maasai language, is an active volcano located in the Gregory Rift, south of Lake Natron within the Arusha Region of Tanzania. Part of the volcanic system of the East African Rift, Ol Doinyo Lengai is unique among active volcanoes in that it produces natrocarbonatite lava, a unique occurrence of volcanic carbonatite. natrocarbonatite lava.

Geologists publish new details about evolution of East African Rift Valley

Geologists publish new details about evolution of East African Rift Valley

A list of the cheapest countries to visit and travel to on a budget. Where to get the most out of your dollar!

A list of the cheapest countries to visit and travel to on a budget. Where to get the most out of your dollar!

Dead Sea Salt Treatment.  Cleopatra used dead sea salt for healthy glowing skin. Today many people opt to use facial creams & wrinkle-reducing ointments. But this cleansing and detoxifying substance has been used throughout the ages.     Dead sea salt lies at around 400 meters below sea level and belongs to the Syrian and East African Rift Valley. Containing more minerals than ordinary sea salt, it can get rid of stress, slow the aging process, and strengthen nails and bones.

Dead Sea Salt Treatment. Cleopatra used dead sea salt for healthy glowing skin. Today many people opt to use facial creams & wrinkle-reducing ointments. But this cleansing and detoxifying substance has been used throughout the ages. Dead sea salt lies at around 400 meters below sea level and belongs to the Syrian and East African Rift Valley. Containing more minerals than ordinary sea salt, it can get rid of stress, slow the aging process, and strengthen nails and bones.

East African Rift, Kenya – The East African Rift is a classic example of rifting, an area where tectonic plates move apart from each other. Rifts often form  stunning geological features. The East African Rift is characterized by deep valleys in the rift zone, sheer escarpments along the  faulted walls of the rift zone, a chain of lakes within the rift, volcanic rocks that have flowed from faults along the sides of the rift, and  volcanic cones where magma flow was most intense. Photo: Boyd…

East African Rift, Kenya – The East African Rift is a classic example of rifting, an area where tectonic plates move apart from each other. Rifts often form stunning geological features. The East African Rift is characterized by deep valleys in the rift zone, sheer escarpments along the faulted walls of the rift zone, a chain of lakes within the rift, volcanic rocks that have flowed from faults along the sides of the rift, and volcanic cones where magma flow was most intense. Photo: Boyd…

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