Thursday, March 16, 2006

Splitting Africa

Geological events usually occur in geologic time, i.e. we'll be long dead and gone before we can see the consequences. Perhaps that explains our facination with natural disasters; they are natural events that happen very quickly, quickly enough to not only allow us to see but often have a direct and immediate impact.

However, the movement of continents has long been considered a slow, gradual process, meaured only in millions of years.

But that is not the case in the Horn of Africa. The Horn of Africa is being ripped apart, and
its effects can be seen now.


At 9:41 PM, Blogger Bradley said...

Thanks for the link. It was a fun read for me and my volcanologist wife.


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