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Unformatted text preview: under water at the mid ocean ridges and that Ethiopia is the only place on dry land that we can physically see the continent splitting apart. Scientist are excited to see the seismic activity take place so they can prepare for unprecedented set of observations. The scientist feel that along with the final stages of the continental breakup taking place, they can take all of their collected data and see why this happens for the first time. This will be the first time that anyone has collected the integrated, multi-disciplinary observations needed to understand continental breakup. As this event continues to take place, a new ocean will be formed between the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. When this happens, the map of Africa will never look the same. This will take a million of year but, according to the article, in geological terms a million years is the blink of an eye....
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This note was uploaded on 04/20/2010 for the course GEOLOGY Envs 115 taught by Professor Schultz during the Spring '07 term at Santa Barbara City.
- Spring '07