Tag Archives: Volcanic activity in Eritrea and Ethiopia

Geologists Map The Birth of A New Ocean in Ethiopia – But Only After One Million Years

A new research released last week indicates in a million years from now, Ethiopia will lose its nose but get its own access to the sea.

By TesfaNews,

Last week British Geologists announced what amounts to a good news as well as a disappointing news to most die-hard Ethiopians who are extremely obsessed in getting access to the Eritrean Red Sea or an outlet of their own by any miracle .

The discovery shows the existence of a giant underground reservoir of molten rock, 32 Km below the deserts of Ethiopia’s Afar region. On the surface, they also discovered a giant ‘crack’.

Prof. Kathy Whaler, a geophysicist at Edinburg University, who presented her preliminary results to the UK’s Royal Society last week, said, the reservoir is under heavy pressure that eventually forced the molten rock up towards the surface and results a series of earthquakes and volcanic activities similar to the one the region experiences recently. Continue reading Geologists Map The Birth of A New Ocean in Ethiopia – But Only After One Million Years