Roll on, thou deep and dark blue Ocean

The planet we know today won’t be quite the same one our descendants inherit.

Africa is witnessing the birth of a new ocean, according to scientists at the Royal Society.

Geologists working in the remote Afar region of Ethiopia say the ocean will eventually split the African continent in two, though it will take about 10 million years…

In 2005, a 60km long stretch of the earth opened up to a width of eight metres over a period of just ten days.

— McGrath, Matt.  “Africa ‘witnessing birth of a new ocean’.” BBC News, 25 June 2010.

(Via Paul Jané, of the now-defunct All Agitprop, All the Time blog.)

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