This is what’s really going on with that mysterious crack in Kenya, according to a geologist

Greg Evans
Saturday 07 April 2018 12:45
news

A crack in the Earth which has emerged in East Africa has gotten a lot of people worried.

Like, is the continent actually splitting in two to create an entirely separate continent?

The rift has happened in Kenya, specifically on the busy Mai Mahir road, which caved in just a few weeks ago.

At the time experts believed this was as result of two plates that made up the piece of land, the Nubian plate and the Somali plate, gradually separating.

In an attempt to debunk any of the misinformation surrounding the story geology PhD Wendy Bohon took to Twitter to explain her theory about the crack - and doesn't fit into the media hysteria that Africa is tearing in two.

HT Twitter Moments

More: The most dangerous countries in the world, mapped

Trending