Giant Ethiopian Crack Will Spawn New Ocean

There's a new giant crack in the desert of Ethiopia, and some scientists think that it will eventually create a new ocean:

A 35-mile rift in the desert of Ethiopia will likely become a new ocean eventually, researchers now confirm.

The crack, 20 feet wide in spots, opened in 2005 and some geologists believed then that it would spawn a new ocean. But that view was controversial, and the rift had not been well studied.

A new study involving an international team of scientists and reported in the journal Geophysical Research Letters finds the processes creating the rift are nearly identical to what goes on at the bottom of oceans, further indication a sea is in the region's future.


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Why worry about Ethiopia when the rift going up the eastern coast of Baja is going to tear California a new one? Most geologists have known about the rifting in Ethiopia for some time.
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"The thinking is that the Red Sea will eventually pour into the new sea in a million years or so."

Think I'm going to old off on buying that future beach front property.
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