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The fissures began appearing years ago. But in recent months, seismic activity has accelerated in northeastern Africa as the continent breaks apart in slow motion. Researchers say that lava in the region is consistent with magma normally seen on the sea floor -- and that water will ultimately cover the desert.
The earth is in upheaval in northeastern Africa, and the region is changing quickly. The desert floor is quaking and splitting open, volcanoes are boiling over, and seawaters are encroaching upon the land. Africa, researchers are certain, is splitting apart at a rate rarely seen in geology.
But in the Danakil Depression, in the northern part of the valley, the ocean could arrive much sooner. There, low, 25 meter (82 foot) hills are the only thing holding back the waters of the Red Sea. The land behind them has already dropped dozens of meters from previous levels and white salt deposits on the desert floor testify to past encroachments of the sea. But lava soon choked off its access.
For now, no one can really say when the sea will finally flood the desert. But when it does, it could go quickly. "The hills could sink in a matter of days," Tim Wright, a fellow at the University of Leeds' School of Earth and Environment, said at a recent conference hosted by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) in San Francisco.
In the last five years, the geologic transformation of northeastern Africa has "accelerated dramatically," says Wright. Indeed, the process is going much faster than many had anticipated. In recent years, geologists had measured just a few millimeters of movement each year. "But now the earth is opening up by the meter," says Loraine Field, a scholar at the University of Bristol who also attended the conference.
Originally posted by Optix
reply to post by this_is_who_we_are
I would be inclined to believe this map if it didn't have Atlantis popping up in it. Isn't Atlantis just another fairy tale.
Originally posted by starwarsisreal
so Europe, Africa, and Middle East will be wiped off the map? When will this happen? And what will happen to the US?
Originally posted by Titen-Sxull
reply to post by ReginaAdonnaAaron
Yahweh's wrath a judgment against Africa? Yeah, I suppose there aren't enough people starving and dying and suffering there, nope, not enough for Yahweh's taste anyway. Time for him to get moving on creating some REAL suffering, because all those starving children and impoverished adults have been very sinful.
Originally posted by this_is_who_we_are
A portion of Gordon Michael Scallion's Earth Changes Map depicting what Africa will look like:
edit on 1/20/2011 by this_is_who_we_are because: source
Originally posted by ReginaAdonnaAaron
Father is nature and nature is Father - think about this as you witness the many unusual events taking place each day.