News tagged with great rift valley

Image: Volcanic uplift

(PhysOrg.com) -- This Envisat Advanced Synthetic Aperture Radar interferogram over the Kenyan section of the Great Rift Valley shows small surface displacements that are not visible to the naked eye of the Longonot (front ...

dateJul 02, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Mantle plumes crack continents

Using a simulation with an unprecedentedly high resolution, Earth scientists from University of Paris VI and ETH Zurich have shown that magma columns in the Earth's interior can cause continental breakup—but only if the ...

dateSep 04, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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