Scientists explain the formation of a new ocean

Scientists have warned about the possible appearance in the future a new ocean, according to NBC News.

According to the calculations of researchers that approximately five to ten million years in Eastern Africa, formed by tectonic fault, resulting in a continent "split" into two parts.

This area of the continent is in the region of afar in Ethiopia, which is located at the junction of three tectonic plates, which slowly separated from each other. In 2005, the region formed a crack whose length is now about 56 kilometers, say the experts.

Scientists suggest that the phenomenon is caused by the increasing pressure due to rising magma. Now they follow the motion of the plates using GPS.