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Scientists Proclaimed About The Formation Of A New Ocean

Scientists Proclaimed About The Formation Of A New Ocean

Scientists have warned of the possible appearance of a new ocean, according to NBC News.

According to the researchers' calculations, in about five to ten million years, a tectonic fault will form in the Eastern part of Africa, as a result of which the continent will "split" into two parts.

This section of the continent is located in the afar region of Ethiopia. It is located at the junction of three tectonic plates that are slowly separating from each other. In 2005, a crack formed there, the length of which is now about 56 kilometers, scientists remind.

"This is the only place on Earth where you can study how the continental rift becomes oceanic," said Christopher Moore, a professor at the University of Leeds in the UK.

Scientists suggest that the phenomenon is caused by increased pressure due to rising magma. Now they track the movement of the slabs using GPS.