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  East African Rift Valley, Kenya

East African Rift Valley, Kenya
Image credit: NASA

Uploader comment: Acquired January 14, 2012 The East African Rift is one of the great tectonic features of Africa, caused by fracturing of the Earth’s crust. This astronaut photograph of the Eastern Branch of the Rift (near Kenya’s southern border) highlights the classical geologic structures associated with a tectonic rift valley.


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