Logo
Unionpedia
Communication
Get it on Google Play
New! Download Unionpedia on your Android™ device!
Free
Faster access than browser!
 

Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia

+ Save concept

The Great Rift Valley of Ethiopia, (or Main Ethiopian Rift or Ethiopian Rift Valley) is a branch of the East African Rift that runs through Ethiopia in a southwest direction from the Afar Triple Junction. [1]

24 relations: Afar Triple Junction, African Plate, Alkalinity, East African Rift, Ethiopia, Fault (geology), Great Rift Valley, Koka Reservoir, Lake Abaya, Lake Abijatta, Lake Awasa, Lake Chamo, Lake Langano, Lake Shala, Lake Zway, Limnology, Magma, Mid-ocean ridge, Miocene, Mozambique, Quaternary, Rift, Somali Plate, Syria.

Afar Triple Junction

The Afar Triple Junction (also called the Afro-Arabian Rift System) is located along a divergent plate boundary dividing the Nubian, Somalian, and Arabian plates.

New!!: Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia and Afar Triple Junction · See more »

African Plate

The African Plate is a major tectonic plate straddling the equator as well as the prime meridian.

New!!: Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia and African Plate · See more »

Alkalinity

Alkalinity is the capacity of water to resist changes in pH that would make the water more acidic.

New!!: Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia and Alkalinity · See more »

East African Rift

The East African Rift (EAR) is an active continental rift zone in East Africa.

New!!: Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia and East African Rift · See more »

Ethiopia

Ethiopia (ኢትዮጵያ), officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (የኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ሪፐብሊክ, yeʾĪtiyoṗṗya Fēdēralawī Dēmokirasīyawī Rīpebilīk), is a country located in the Horn of Africa.

New!!: Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia and Ethiopia · See more »

Fault (geology)

In geology, a fault is a planar fracture or discontinuity in a volume of rock, across which there has been significant displacement as a result of rock-mass movement.

New!!: Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia and Fault (geology) · See more »

Great Rift Valley

The Great Rift Valley is a name given to the continuous geographic trench, approximately in length, that runs from Lebanon's Beqaa Valley in Asia to Mozambique in Southeastern Africa.

New!!: Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia and Great Rift Valley · See more »

Koka Reservoir

The Koka Reservoir (also known as Lake Gelila) is a reservoir in south-central Ethiopia.

New!!: Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia and Koka Reservoir · See more »

Lake Abaya

Lake Abaya (Abaya Hayk in Amharic) is a lake in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of Ethiopia.

New!!: Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia and Lake Abaya · See more »

Lake Abijatta

Lake Abijatta is an alkaline lake in Ethiopia.

New!!: Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia and Lake Abijatta · See more »

Lake Awasa

Lake Awasa is an endorheic basin in Ethiopia, located in the Main Ethiopian Rift south of Addis Ababa.

New!!: Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia and Lake Awasa · See more »

Lake Chamo

Lake Chamo (Amharic: Chamo Hayk) is a lake in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples' Region of southern Ethiopia.

New!!: Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia and Lake Chamo · See more »

Lake Langano

Langano (Amharic: ላንጋኖ) is a lake in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia, exactly 200 kilometers by road south of the capital, Addis Ababa, on the border between the Misraq Shewa and Arsi Zones.

New!!: Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia and Lake Langano · See more »

Lake Shala

Lake Shala (also spelled Shalla) is an alkaline lake located in the Ethiopian Rift Valley, in the Abijatta-Shalla National Park.

New!!: Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia and Lake Shala · See more »

Lake Zway

Lake Zway or Lake Ziway is one of the freshwater Rift Valley lakes of Ethiopia.

New!!: Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia and Lake Zway · See more »

Limnology

Limnology (from Greek λίμνη, limne, "lake" and λόγος, logos, "knowledge"), is the study of inland aquatic ecosystems.

New!!: Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia and Limnology · See more »

Magma

Magma (from Ancient Greek μάγμα (mágma) meaning "thick unguent") is a mixture of molten or semi-molten rock, volatiles and solids that is found beneath the surface of the Earth, and is expected to exist on other terrestrial planets and some natural satellites.

New!!: Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia and Magma · See more »

Mid-ocean ridge

A mid-ocean ridge (MOR) is an underwater mountain system formed by plate tectonics.

New!!: Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia and Mid-ocean ridge · See more »

Miocene

The Miocene is the first geological epoch of the Neogene Period and extends from about (Ma).

New!!: Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia and Miocene · See more »

Mozambique

Mozambique, officially the Republic of Mozambique (Moçambique or República de Moçambique) is a country in Southeast Africa bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest.

New!!: Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia and Mozambique · See more »

Quaternary

Quaternary is the current and most recent of the three periods of the Cenozoic Era in the geologic time scale of the International Commission on Stratigraphy (ICS).

New!!: Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia and Quaternary · See more »

Rift

In geology, a rift is a linear zone where the lithosphere is being pulled apart and is an example of extensional tectonics.

New!!: Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia and Rift · See more »

Somali Plate

The Somali Plate, or Somalian Plate, is a minor tectonic plate, which straddles the equator in the eastern hemisphere.

New!!: Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia and Somali Plate · See more »

Syria

Syria (سوريا), officially known as the Syrian Arab Republic (الجمهورية العربية السورية), is a country in Western Asia, bordering Lebanon and the Mediterranean Sea to the west, Turkey to the north, Iraq to the east, Jordan to the south, and Israel to the southwest.

New!!: Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia and Syria · See more »

Redirects here:

Ethiopian Rift Valley, Main Ethiopian Rift.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Rift_Valley,_Ethiopia

OutgoingIncoming
Hey! We are on Facebook now! »