Tag Archives: East African Rift

c. 400,000 BCE: Lake Victoria – The Making of Africa’s Largest Freshwater Lake

Lake Victoria, formed in an East African rift valley, is the largest tropical and the second-largest freshwater lake globally. Created by rifting processes, it has experienced cycles of drying and refilling, now hosting a diverse [...]

c. 30 Million BCE: The East African Rift Zone – Earth’s Dynamic Crust

The East African Rift Zone, a result of continental rifting and mantle plume activity, is actively splitting the African continent, with predictions of forming two new plates and a new ocean basin in about 10 [...]