Geoscience Seminar: Break-up of the African continent

Sarah Stamps of Virginia Tech will present “Clues About the Break-Up of the African Continent” on Friday, Sept. 24, at 11:45 a.m. This event is part of the Geoscience Seminar series.

Sarah Stamps headshot

Photo courtesy Sarah Stamps

The African continent is slowly fragmenting along the East African Rift System across east Africa. What drives this process and how is the Earth's lithosphere moving along the EARS. Stamps will present results that shows how the tectonic plates of the EARS are slowly moving and deforming, which causes hazardous seismic and volcanic activity. 

Contact Ronni Grapenthin, for the Zoom link.