If you arrived here by any means other than from of the Index of Impacts,
 it is suggested that you start at the Introduction to gain an understanding of what follows.

The Great Rift Valley

Eastern Africa

     Africa is a huge continent. The eastern side is dominated by The Great Rift Valley.

East Africa, The Great Rift Valley
     The Great Rift Valley of Eastern Africa. It is theorized that the continent is splitting apart here.
      However, the following the following works depicting the various meteor impacts, and the surrounding concentric circle, seismic waves, disputes this theory. If this area was splitting apart, then the seismic circle lines would be broken, and the distance they are broken would be the distance the land masses have moved since the impacts. If you follow the links below, you will see that the circles are not broken. If they are not broken, then any land mass movements must have been before the impacts.

East Africa, volcanoes of The Great Rift Valley
      The Great Rift Valley of Eastern Africa is shown by the many markers denoting volcanoes.

      This area was formed by seven large impacts, and an untold number of others. The image below shows the primary seismic shock wave from these impacts, and how they align the volcanoes of the Great Rift Valley. This image is linked to a larger image 2343 pixels wide to see greater detail.

East Africa, Impacts that formed the Great Rift Valley
     These impacts are named by what is closest to the center of impact. These circles represent the primary blast ring of the impact. This is the first one, the big one caused by the main impact. Just like throwing a rock into a still pond of water, the rock makes a splash, which is comparable to the primary blast ring. Then the other seismic circles come after, as the water comes back together to fill in the hole made by the rock, it comes together and bounces back off itself, to form the expanding ripples which expand across the pond.
     These seismic circles expand across the land in a similar way, forming hills and valleys. This is how the geography of the land was formed, impact after impact.  These things are described in the following pages which show why a large part of Africa is as it is..

      From the top:

Tana Lake at 260 miles radius
Mogadishu at 540 miles radius
Lake Victoria at 220 miles radius
Kilimanjaro at 570 miles radius
Mambi at 375 miles radius
Mayka at 460 miles radius
Mueda at 360 miles radius

Visit the
Index of Impacts
where each of these impacts can be examined separately.

For a more detailed explanation of these pages see the

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