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.
@khozalities I think the underlying causal mechanism (ground water removal, an incipient extensional feature etc) i… https://t.co/pIFVHRGc2q