November 3rd, 2009

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New oceanic trench forming in Ethiopian desert.

A crack that opened up in Ethiopia in 2005 is widening and expected to become the base of a new ocean in a million years, when the Red Sea starts pouring into it.  Before then, though, I think people are going to start pouring into it when it's wide enough and build there, because that's what people do with flood areas.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/giantcrackinafricawillcreateanewocean