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Originally posted by slidingdoor
Fascinating conclusion Aromaz, and to a layman like me - highly plausible also.
Please don't keep us in suspense ... if this isn't a rift valley then what is happening exactly in your opinion?
Also, best guess when did the break off happen between Arabia and Africa?
One more thing which supports your theory is the cluster of volcanoes in the Yemen and San'aa areas and along the coast ...could they all still be linked given the low land levels near Djibouti? and if so could some sort of shallow undersea chain reaction be possible ? I'm basing that on the Nabro - Shambiris possible 'chain' effect ?
Originally posted by tarifa37
Fantastic post OP One thing ,how does a mountain become a Volcano I have never heard of that happening before. Surely it must have been a dormant volcano all along.
Originally posted by Aromaz
Based on this image below: Cut Africa on the red line, throw the yellow highlight section away - and Africa/Arabia is a perfect fit. All of that which is in the yeallow area is purely later upheavel of magma material that formed a crust on top of it. This also explains the fact that much of this area is in fact below sea level. The best part of it all? This was not Billions of years ago! If you take a varfull closeup look at the coast lines they still fit perfect - not too much erorion to account for many millions of years.
NOW this is a great possible insight; it changes the whole perspective on what might and is happening in this region!
Originally posted by illuminnaughty
reply to post by Aromaz
Yes I met some German guys out there who were looking for diamonds They said that they were industrail diamonds? In my wild youth, I was a soldier and toured out in Djibouti. So you have also covered that area. Its one of the hottest places I have ever been to. The sahara was nothing compared to East Africa. It was an excelent experience for me and one of the most unique places, that I had ever seen or been to. I covered east, west, central and north Africa. . I spent four and half years doing that. Did you ever visit lake Assal? Were the ground opened up under a lake? Its like some thing from the moon. Towers of baked mud with sulfur fumes coming from them.
Originally posted by Aromaz
While looking at various satelite images and comparing to Google Earth I discovered a potentially interesting image. This seems to run from Eritrea (Nabro) right along the coast to the tip of the Horn of Africa. Truely interesting.
Is this a complete new rift?
Is it a new mountian forming region rather than rift - from magma flows up through the crust of Earth!