A GIANT rift in Kenya has sparked fears that Africa could divide in two.
The growing crisis on the continent has brought down part of the Nairobi Narok highway.
Well, tectonic coffins claim, Africa might split in several million years.
Dr. Lucia Perez Diaz, postdoctoral researcher at the Fault Dynamics Research Group, Royal Holloway, London, explained how this continental breach could occur.
For the interview she wrote: "The East African Rift Valley stretches for 3,000 km from the Gulf of Aden in the north towards Zimbabwe in the south, the African plate split into two unequal parts: the Somali and Nubian slabs.
" The activity along the eastern branch of the Rift Valley, which runs along Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania, became apparent as the sudden crack suddenly appeared in southwestern Kenya.
This process is known as "continental rifting" and requires enormous amounts Forces on Earth.
Underneath the crust, a "magma flag" forms, pushing the crust up and finally splitting it up.
Dr Diaz added: "At some point over a period of tens of millions of years, the spread of the Seabed along the entire length of the crack.
MODERN DAY ITCH
The legend Marilyn Monroe is revived with the latest technology
BOXED IN  They are a popular way to watch TV – but are Kodi boxes against the law?
LIFE ON MARS
Could these sightings and conspiracy theories prove that aliens exist?
What is a new moon and when is the next one? Here is your lunar calendar 2018
Chinese satellite could hit Earth in three days – and Boffs do not know where
90% plastic in our oceans comes from only TEN rivers
Do you know about the next meteor shower? Here is your calendar for 2018
What you need to know about the phenomenon of the blue moon – and how rare it is
"The ocean will flood and this will make the African continent smaller and there will be a large island in the Indian Ocean, made up of parts of Ethiopia and the Indian Ocean Somalia, including the Horn of Africa. "
The active ditch zone is currently spreading at a few millimeters per year.
This means that a new ocean will be created in about 10 million years, while the rift in East Africa continues to rupture.
We pay you for your stories! Do you have a story for the news team of The Sun Online? Email us at [email protected] or call us at 0207 782 4368. We also pay videos . Click here to upload