March 30th, 2014

In Ethiopia, there is a new ocean Krivoy Rog!

In Ethiopia, the site will be split tectonic IPT ocean.

This, say researchers at the University of Rochester presented. Geologists point out that watching fault in Ethiopia provides a unique opportunity to consider the geological processes similar to those that occur on the ocean floor, in action.

The study began in 2005, it was then a few days along the East African Rift, indicating the boundaries of tectonic plates, a crack length of almost 50 kilometers and a width of 7 meters.

For 4 years scientists were able to figure out that in this region there is a "blowout" of magma in the earth's crust. These processes are traditionally associated with the formation of oceanic ridges – elevations on the bottom, which are along the regions collision plates.

The new results show that the formation of ridges may be irregular, ie the sequence of events, each of which significantly changes the landscape and processes in the crust in the region. Previously it was thought that these changes occur gradually.