A New Ocean Is Forming in Africa and It Can Cause a Continental Split


It started with a volcanic eruption

The Dabbahu Volcano is located in the Afar region in Ethiopia, Africa. It is part of the Afar Triangle, which is a very active volcanic region. The Dabbahu is a stratovolcano and it goes by a lot of names such as Mount Dabbahu, Boyna, Boina, and Moina.

Source: Volcano Discovery

On September 26, 2005, the Dabbahu Volcano erupted. Although an active volcano, this was the only eruption that was ever recorded in its history. Before the eruption took place, earthquakes happened over the land.