posted on Mar, 27 2013 @ 08:54 PM
i dont believe there is anything out of the ordinary happening there with the big crack, its probably just a Horst-Graben fault forming, they happen
all the time, the thing is that these faults can take thousands, hundreds of thousands or millions of years to form, but there has to be one point
where one day they were together and then the next they had split, even if its not visible to the naked eye, but you would have to look at a
comprehensive geological map to see what types of lithology exist in the subsurface, and also the history of faulting in the region and what
compressional or divergent stresses are present in that geological setting.
Really nothing that extrodinary though from my perspective. I studied to become a geologist before i changed my mind and went another science
direction. We used to go study and measure stuff like this in the field all the time and try to work out how they form before our professors would run
us through the processes at work.