The East African Rift (EARS) is a tectonic feature of Africa where the crust of tectonic plates is being pulled apart to what would essentially be split into two new tectonic plates. It splits around 6mm a year, and began splitting around 25 million years ago.
The whole East African Rift system stretches for over 4000 kilometers from the gulf of Aden and down to Mozambique.
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