posted on Jun, 21 2011 @ 12:43 AM
reply to post by youallcrazy
Thank you for this more constructive post.
Allow me to ask you a very simple question about Plate Tectonics. In which direction is the African Continent and African plate moving? Does that
fit in with the general Rift theory about the Red Sea? How about the Med?
Consider this. There is something that happened and it is happening now increasingly fast. Africa is running over the weaker Southern parts of the
European plate. Between the African plate and the thinner European plate a subduction zone is forming, Europe is diving under the Nubian plate. That
only started in the Holoscene period! Now, if this is true, then on Africa you would find three things happening.
A) The Red Sea is closing - because of the more Northern movement of Africa and the Arabian/African place is now not a rift anymore - it becomes a
sliding plate action, increasingly under more pressure. Because f build up pressure in this sliding zone - mountain ridges will form.
B) The Horn of Africa is pressing against and resisted by the Arabian plate which can't move more-NE wards. So the Horn will break off, from Africa
by remaining in the same location for a while; while main Africa is migrating north. That presure will again cause uplift on the Horm of Africa. Did
you see the typical ancient cushion lava on the Horn of Africa. That region used to be under sea (brine) when there were massive magma flows. From an
very ancient big volcano which half is now still vissible in Yemen and half in Puntland (Somaliland)
C) As the Western fragmented European plate is now increasing subducted, the pressure on the Northern African plate is rapidly reduced, thus you will
find increasingly new volcano's and eruptions in Northern Africa. North Nubian plate will 'pick up speed' and there will is a new rift forming in
line from Morocco towards Northern Chad.
In effect the theory we had is that Africa is going to break up in 4 pieces, see map below. Now, please do consider this big picture then go back to
the most interesting portion where all of this theory starts to be proven today - Eritrea/.Djibouti/Yemen triple Junction which is no more a rift zone
on tectonic plate level, though the crust is still expanding because of magma flow (Intrusion) between crust and tectonic plate.
I am sure with this in your mind it should take you no more than a few minutes to see the possibilities.