What Is Rift Valley?


The Rift Valley is literally a 6,000 mile long crack in the Earth's crust. It stretches from northern Syria to Mozambique in Eastern Africa. It is know to be an area rich in fossilized hominid (human-like) remains. Many studies and theories of early human development are based on the fossils found in this region.
Q&A Related to "What Is Rift Valley"
Rift valleys occur when continental plates are pulling apart from one another, for example the East African Rift Valley.
A rift valley is formed by the subsidence of a block of the Earth's crust between teo or more parallel faults. It's like slowly tearing open a slice of bread. For more information
( ′rift ¦val·ē ′fē·vər ) (medicine) A toxic generalized febrile virus disease of humans and animals in South and East Africa, transmitted
A subsea chasm extending along the crest of a mid-ocean ridge, locu...
2 Additional Answers
Ask.com Answer for: what is rift valley
rift valley
a subsea chasm extending along the crest of a mid-ocean ridge, locus of the magma upwellings that accompany seafloor spreading.
Source: Dictionary.com
A rift valley is a valley that forms when tectonic plates pull away from each other. The most famous rift valley is located in Africa and will eventually cause part of Africa to separate from the main continent. You can find more information here: http://www.platetectonics.com/oceanfloors/somali.asp
Explore this Topic
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 ...
A rift valley is formed by the forces of a geological rift, or fault, when the tension of the tectonic plates causes a central block of land to sink lower than ...
According to geologists, the Great Rift Valley was formed by violent underground forces ripping the earth's crust apart. The force of this occurrence caused great ...
About -  Privacy -  Careers -  Ask Blog -  Mobile -  Help -  Feedback  -  Sitemap  © 2014 Ask.com