East African Rift Valley

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East African Rift Valley

  1. 1. East African Rift Valley
  2. 2. Rift Zone: The beginning of an ocean basin
  3. 3. Location of Rift that began spreading 20 million years ago
  4. 4. Current and Future View of the African Rift Valley
  5. 5. Erta Ale- most active volcano in rift
  6. 6. Erta Ale
  7. 7. Rift Valley Lakes
  8. 8. Earthquake Frequency <ul><li>Events in East Africa are associated with rifting. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Fissures in Ethiopia 35-mile-long fracture up to 20 feet wide

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