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What is the Great Rift Valley?

Africa's Great Rift Valley is a 6,000 km (3700 mi) crack (fissure) in the earth's crust, stretching from Lebanon to Mozambique..

Where is great rift valley located?

The Great Rift Valley is predominently a feature of the African landscape. It starts (or ends) in northern Syria (in Southwest Asia) and runs southward through east Africa to central Mozambique.

How was the Great Rift Valley formed?

It is formed by an upwelling of hot mantle material under thevalley (which has elevated the land) and then split it as the hotmantle moves sideways away form the center of upwelling. Thisresults in volcanoes and a Graben fault system (a rift valley)above the upwelling. Essentially the Rift Valley is (MORE)

What animals live in the Great Rift valley?

Colobus Monkey, Black Rhinos, Grevy's Zebras, Reticulated Giraffe, Zebra Mouse, and Lesser Kudu Antelopes. Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Giraffes, Gazelles, Hippos, Antelopes, Monkeys, Buffalos, and Impalas.

What is the great global rift?

The Great Global Rift, running along the Mid Atlantic Ridge, wasdiscovered by Maurice Ewing and Bruce Heezen in 1953 while themountain range under the Arctic was found in 1954 by the ArcticInstitute of the USSR. The theory of seafloor spreading wasdeveloped in 1960 by Harry Hammond Hess. The Ocean D (MORE)

When did the Great Rift Valley Form?

Around 35 million years ago, the Great Rift Valley was formed by the tectonic breach of the African continental plate from the Arabian plate.

What animals live on great rift valley?

Colobus Monkey, Black Rhinos, Grevy's Zebras, Reticulated Giraffe, Zebra Mouse, and Lesser Kudu Antelopes. Lions, Elephants, Leopards, Giraffes, Gazelles, Hippos, Antelopes, Monkeys, Buffalos, and Impalas.

Advantages of living by the great rift valley?

People living near the Great Rift Valley have the advantage of using the water for maby cooking, cleaning, transport, fishing or anything like that. But there are also many germs and bacteria in the water so the water would need to be boiled before use. Thanks for reading and I hope this answered yo (MORE)

What impact does the Great Rift Valley have on African culture?

Th great Rift Valley is filled with Wildlifewhich makes it a great Tourist Location. Because tourists like the Valley, The culture may have adapted to the people. Also, on a more correct not, I know that the GRV has cultural and educational value, which provides opportunities for improving lives wit (MORE)

What caused the Great Rift Valley?

Geologists think that the Great Rift Valley was caused by violentunderground forces. Perhaps underground earthquakes and platemovement.

Which countries in Africa have the Great Rift Valley in them?

I was unable to find all, but I do have some examples here. The Great Rift Valley did stretch to Kenya, south to Tanzania, to Malawi and ends at Mozambique.. Some, extra information: The Great Rift Valley stretches from the south west of Asia in countries such as Lebanon all the way down to the eas (MORE)

Is there a river in the Great Rift Valley?

The Great Rift Valley was caused by the edges of two tectonic plates, not by a river. There are rivers in it, though, notably the River Jordan, in the north, which flows into the Sea of Galilee and then into the Dead Sea. The Western Rift, in East Africa, contains some of the deepest freshwate (MORE)

What are the effects of the great rift valley on society?

The Great Rift Valley has positive resaults on the land. It gives the people living near the valley a continuous water source which they use for cooking, fishing, traveling and many other things like that. But it also carries parasites, germs and diseases which could be fatal if not killed. It also (MORE)

How is the Great Rift valley unique?

the great rift valley is unique because is the longest rift in the world. The great rift valley was maded by plates in the Earth crust. I hope that this really helps!

Where does the great rift valley run through?

The Great Rift valley runs from Northern Syria to central Mozambique in south east Africa and is about 3700 miles long. It is normally referred to as the East African Rift. The berreit runs through the St. Lawrence river if your talking about a rift valley in Canada although it is not really that (MORE)

What forces created the Great Rift Valley?

The Great Rift Valley, that stretches from Israel to Mozambique isone the greatest land formations. It was formed when the earthtectonic forces split the African Plate to form new plates calledSomalian and Nubian protoplates.

What caused the Great Rift Valley and the Great Escarpment?

in the east, movements of the earth's crust millions of years ago cracked continent, and parts of the plateau's surface dropped.this formed the great rift valley, where some of the earliest human fossils have been unearthed. this valley extends through eastern Africa from present-day Mozambique to t (MORE)

What rivers is the Great Rift Valley made of?

The River Jordan begins here and flows southward through Lake Hula into the Sea of Galilee in Israel , then continues south through the Jordan Rift Valley into the Dead Sea on the Israeli - Jordanian border. From the Dead S (MORE)

How does the Great Rift Valley affect elevation in east Africa?

. The African Rift Valley has revealed many clues to the geographical story of the earth and to the history of the evolution of humankind. It is also a vast source of the "sons et lumieres" of beauty. To engage with thoughts of the Rift Valley is to awaken the curiosity, to open 1,000,001 plus doors (MORE)

What caused the great rift valley to form?

a mantle plume rising up the African plate causing it to dome up and crack. The Afar is the triple junction, where the other two branches of the rift have already flooded to form seas, and the third arm went south to great the African Rift Valley as we see it today. If it keeps going (rifting) th (MORE)

Is the great rift valley a river?

no it is not it is a humongous valley like the grand canyon but not as big but it is not a river. the rift valley is loctaed in africa,kenya

What was Great Rift Valley Made Out of?

the Great Rift valley was made when the divergent plate boundary which extends from the Afar Triple Juction southward across eastern Africa, and is in the process of splitting the African plate into two new separate plates.

Is Israel near the great rift valley?

Extremely near. As in, part of it is actually in Israel. Most people think of the Great Rift Valley as being in Africa, but technically speaking, it actually starts in Syria and runs southward across the Red Sea and then on into the better-known portion in Africa.

How did the great rift valley get its name?

First named by the British explorer John Walter Gregory, the Great Rift Valley is an enormous geological feature that runs for 5,000km from northern Syria in southwestern Asia to central Mozambique in East Africa.

How is great rift valley unique?

The Great Rift Valley is one of the largest divergent plateboundary rifts. It is also one of the best known rift valleys TheGreat Rift Valley is on a plate boundary. The plate boundary is adivergent plate boundary, meaning that the plates are going inopposite directions. As they separate, a gap in b (MORE)

Which Continent is the Great Rift Valley in?

The Great Rift Valley is a name given iby British explorer John Walter Gregory to the continuous geographic trench that runs from Northern Syria, on the Asian continent, in the Northern Hemisphere, to Mozambique on the African continent, in the Southern Hemisphere. It runs approximately 6,000 kilome (MORE)

How old is the east African great rift valley?

older than a jack rabbit running on a treadmill with weights in his kangaroo pouch on a hot summers day with a cold breeze running through his hair on a skillet fried up with mashed potaters eating a churro near the equater writing an essay on tuesday thank me later Hingle McCringleberry

Are there any cities next to the great rift valley?

No,Millions of years ago the earth's crust was weakened and it tore apart, creating a split thousands of kilometres long down the continent of Africa up to 62 miles (100km) wide in places. Volcanic eruptions on either side caused the floor to sink into a flat plain creating the Great Rift Valley. It (MORE)