Originally posted by Chadwickus
What exactly are you posting then?
And I have no idea where you're going with it.
Sure, it is just another normal Rift valley and just a normal piece of well known land?
Even in your own referred post there are many questions.
I am sure you know them?
What is a rift? How do they form? How does the mountians in this area form?
Why is there a 'Thinned Crust' on which Djibouti is established?
How exactly Africa and Arabia did came apart?
What and how come the flood basalts, why did it form a depression there, where did the material go?
Why is the 'Mountain' in North East Somaliland erupting? Why and how did this mountain form?
Why is that a mountain range there and not a rift, though many books indicate rift just on the coast/shore parallel to the oceanic plate boundary?
Where am I going? Nowhere, I only look at nice pictures and share little observations.
Why don't you please help to contribute? I am just a struggling old man.
Would really appreciate some explanations on the above questions; and I am sure more people here would be interested too.
Generally it is accepted that there is a rift opening up, running near the border between Eritrea and Ethiopia from Er Rih island in the North running
due South to Hertali where it turn SW towards Addis. Another tear is running from Jalua cove to Afar then turn to Dabbahu then back South to the
Geisers on the flood basalts.
It was assumed these are cracks that are opening up, still parts of the breaking apart Africa/Arabia; now the general consensus is that the horn of
Africa is breaking off. I think it is rather mending, being pressed together. It is re-building.
Why? That is where this whole renewed interest in that region is coming from; and from latest series of events there.
edit on 18/6/2011 by Aromaz because: sp