What Is a Rift Valley?


A rift valley is a valley with steep sides that is formed by the action of geological rifts or fault lines. Basically the rift causes a plate to split which drops the center area, this creates a low area in between higher walls. You can find more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rift_valley
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Africa's Great Rift Valley is a 6,000 km (3700 mi) crack (fissure) in the earth's crust, stretching from Lebanon to Mozambique.
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rift valley
a subsea chasm extending along the crest of a mid-ocean ridge, locus of the magma upwellings that accompany seafloor spreading.
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A rift valley is a split in the earth. Africa has the Great Rift Valley which stretches across 6,000 miles dividing Kenya into two sections. This was mainly caused by semi-active and active volcanoes.
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