June 18, 2004

The Faultline of the World

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I heard they exploded,
The underground blast,
What they say's gonna happen,
Gonna happen at last,
That's the way it appears.
They tell me the fault line
Runs right through here.

-- John Hartford

PERHAPS GEOGRAPHY IS DESTINY AFTER ALL, as the subtext for this otherwise bland caption for a startling image indicates:

The Sinai Peninsula, located between Africa and Asia, is a result of those two continents pulling apart from each other. Earth's crust is cracking, stretching, and lowering along the two northern branches of the Red Sea, namely the Gulf of Suez, seen here on the west (left), and the Gulf of Aqaba, seen to the east (right).
-- From NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission

Posted by Vanderleun at June 18, 2004 6:33 AM
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Waiting for continental drift is just not going to resolve the problem.

Posted by: J.R. at June 20, 2004 7:20 PM