Video - Scientist almost killed by overflowing lava lake!

BBC program "The Center of the Planet" showed video footage of a scientist risking his live to take some samples near the edge of a lava lake in the crater of Mount Nyiragongo, Democratic Republic of Congo.  The Lava Lake is in constant movement and comes to the edge of the lake risking to overflow … [Read more...]

Simple East African tectonics including the Gulf of Aden

Below we show the tectonics of East Africa, including the Gulf of Aden plate boundaries which are the reason of the current series of earthquakes. Divergent boundaries Divergent boundaries occur along spreading centers where plates are moving apart and new crust is created by magma pushing up … [Read more...]

Moderate earthquake near Lake Turkana - Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia

Earthquake Report comment : Moderate earthquake near Lake Turkana in the border area of Sudan, Ethiopia and Kenya. The earthquake happened on the East African Rift. The East African Rift is an active continental rift zone in eastern Africa that appears to be a developing divergent tectonic plate … [Read more...]