BTN (herald sun) A huge rip in the ground has scientists suggesting Africa is starting to split in two

3 facts

  •  there is evidence the African continent will break apart over the next tens of millions of years.
  • It became exposed for the first time after heavy rainfall in Kenya but also caused hospital walls to collapse, flooded entire neighborhoods, and closed off major highways.
  • in about 50 million years the African continent may split into two,

2 questions

  • how far does the split move a year?
  • have people been injured by the split?

1 insight

  • big cracks are appearing in Rift valley in Kenya leading some scientists to suggest it could be the start of Africa splitting in two.

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