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Is Ethiopia splitting in two?
A huge cut in the ground appeared suddenly in 2005, when volcanic activity opened a 35-mile-long (56 km) rift to a width of 20 feet (6 m) in just a few days. The surprising speed with which the ground parted along the rift has intrigued scientists and fostered speculation that a new ocean may be forming, as the African continent splits apart.
Of course, a speed of 20 feet in several days pales into insignificance compared to the rapid and continuous tectonic activity that must have taken place during the global, earth-reshaping Flood. The creationist model states that the breakup of continents (by thousands of miles) and the rise and fall of land (by thousands of feet) took place in only a year, not in cumulative small, local catastrophies over millions of years, as old-age geologists contend.
ScienceDaily: “African Desert Rift Confirmed as New Ocean in the Making”
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