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Chien Chiu Hsiung Professor Marra CC3.32, Geology December 3, 2009 Title: Giant Crack in Africa Will Create a New Ocean In Ethiopia, researchers believe a 35 mile rift in the desert will most likely become a new ocean. In 2005, when the 20 foot crack opened, geologists thought it would create a new ocean, but the idea became controversial because the rift had not been studied properly. Now the new study involving an international team of scientists find that the process of creating the rift is very similar at the bottom of the oceans. The same rift activity is slowly parting the Red Sea as well. Geologists recreated the event which shows the rift open 35 miles in just few days. First, the
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Unformatted text preview: Dabbahu volcano erupted at the northern end of the rift then magma pushed up through the middle of the rift and began “unzipping” the rift in both directions. Researchers believe this is very similar event which happens often at the edges of tectonic ocean plates. The point of this study is to learn whether this event in Ethiopia is similar to what is happening at the bottom of the ocean. This will give researchers a sense of what is going on at the bottom of the ocean since it is impossible for them to go that deep to witness the event. By studying this rift, researcher will know how oceans are formed in the past....
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