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In the remote Afar depression in northern Ethiopia, the African Continent is slowly splitting apart and a new ocean is forming.

The dusty-looking area in the upper-right-hand quadrant of this photo shows...

Photo Gallery: A New Ocean Forms in Africa

A recent massive fissure in the Ethiopian desert.  Such fissures are normally seen on...

Discover The Afar RIft in Afar Zone Ethiopia: An ocean in the making, in the Ethiopian desert.

Information gathered from satellites has also shown that a much larger area...

Photo Gallery: A New Ocean Forms in Africa

Fissures like this one near the Dabbahu volcano already reach below sea level.

In the remote Afar depression in northern Ethiopia, the African Continent is slowly splitting apart and a new ocean is forming.

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In the remote Afar depression in northern Ethiopia, the African Continent is slowly splitting apart and a new ocean is forming.

The new burst in activity began in 2005, when a 60-kilometer-long fissure...

Photo Gallery: A New Ocean Forms in Africa

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In the remote Afar depression in northern Ethiopia, the African Continent is slowly splitting apart and a new ocean is forming.

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