A 37-mile (60 km) crack appeared in the ground in Ethiopia in recent years, and scientists say it could be the location of the world’s next new ocean.

Under the continent of Africa are two separate tectonic plates that are moving away from each other at the rate of two centimeters per year. Eventually the continent will split into two sections.

Meanwhile molten rock and other volcanic activity is erupting through the earth’s surface at the fissure…

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