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Afar Triangle

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The Afar Triangle is a geological depression that is caused by the Afar Triple Junction, which is part of the Great Rift Valley. It overlaps Eritrea, Djibouti and the entire Afar Region of Ethiopia. The depression is bordered by the Ethiopian Plateau and escarpment to the west, by the Danakil block to the north-east, by the Somalian Plateau and escarpment to the south, and by the Ali-Sabieh block to the south-east.

  • also known as Afar Depression, Danakil Depression
  • part of Ethiopia

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Google previewStrange But True! (2015)

by DK

The Afar triangle is a vast low area created where Earth's tectonic plates are pullling apart. The huge forces in play as Earth's crust is stretched and thinned causes earthquakes and volcanic eruptions along the plate boundaries. The Danakil ...

Google previewSeven Skeletons (2016)

The Evolution of the World's Most Famous Human Fossils by Lydia Pyne

For paleoanthropology, the Afar Triangle is an area unparalleled tectonic rending . Researchers like the Leakey family had worked in. in the world due to the number of fossil localities exposed by the istic in humans' evolutionary story. checked ...

Google previewThe Red Sea (2015)

The Formation, Morphology, Oceanography and Environment of a Young Ocean Basin by Najeeb M.A. Rasul, Ian C.F. Stewart

The Afar Triangle is a topographically depressed region, located between the continental blocks of Nubia, Somalia, and the Danakil Alps, that separate it from the southern Red Sea. It is an area of thin crust, seismicity related to extension, and ...

Google previewGlobal Sedimentology of the Ocean (2008)

An Interplay between Geodynamics and Paleoenvironment by Christian M. Robert

The Afar Triangle is a seismically and tectonically active area of recent and intense volcanism, at the intersection of three major structures: the oceanic crust of the southern Red Sea, the Gulf of Tadjura which is in continuity with the Carlsberg ...

Google previewGeomorphological Landscapes of the World (2010)

by Piotr Migon

The Afar Triangle is a barren lowland bounded by the Red Sea and the two blocks of Ethiopian Highlands (themselves separated by the Rift Valley). Riven by the desert furnace, that is, the Danakil Depression, its terrain is a casebook of ...

Google previewEarth's Landscape: An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features [2 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features by Joyce A. Quinn, Susan L. Woodward

The Afar Triangle is an arid region receiving 4–7 in (300–800 mm) of precipitation annually. It is vegetated with the dry grasslands and shrublands of the Danakil Desert. The Awash River, with its source in the Ethiopian Highlands, is the only ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Stateless Nations 2nd Edition (2016)

Ethnic and National Groups around the World by James B. Minahan

2–3 million Homeland Afar Misila occupies a semiarid region on the Horn of Africa, including the Afar Triangle, one of the world's hottest areas, divided between Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Djibouti. Flag The flag of the Afar National Regional State ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Modern Medicine (1992)

by J.C. Segen

skeleton that was discovered in the Afar Triangle of Ethiopia in 1974, the pelvis of which indicates that modern man ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Stateless Nations: Ethnic and National Groups Around the World A-Z [4 Volumes] (2002)

by James B. Minahan

The so-called Afar Triangle is one of the world's hottest regions, at its lowest point 383 feet below sea level, and is mostly desert east of the coastal mountains that front the Red Sea. The Afar homeland has no official status in Eritrea or Djibouti.

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Stateless Nations: A-C (2002)

by James Minahan

The so-called Afar Triangle is one of the world's hottest regions, at its lowest point 383 feet below sea level, and is mostly desert east of the coastal mountains that front the Red Sea. The Afar homeland has no official status in Eritrea or Djibouti.

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Djibouti (2000)

by Daoud Aboubaker Alwan, Yohanis Mibrathu

"The Afar Triangle." Scientific American, vol. 22, no. 2 (February 1970) . Hentiger, R., and B. Stanudin. "Geothermie, Territoire Fran9ais des Afars et des Issas. Geophysique de la Rive Orientale du lac Abbe." BRGM report, Paris ...

Google previewBiographical Encyclopedia of Scientists, Second Edition - 2 Volume Set (1994)

Johanson named it Australopithecus afaren- sis, after the Afar triangle of NE Ethiopia where the find was made. The skeleton is popularly called 'Lucy', prompted by the Beatles' song 'Lucy in the sky with diamonds', which was playing in the ...

Google previewBiographical Encyclopedia of Scientists, Third Edition (2008)

by John Daintith

Johanson named it Australopithecus afarensis, after the Afar triangle of northeast Ethiopia where the find was made. The skeleton is popularly called “Lucy,” prompted by the Beatles' song “Lucy in the sky with diamonds,” which was playing in ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Scientists (1999)

by Derek Gjertsen

Johanson named it Australopithecus afarensis, after the Afar triangle of NE Ethiopia where the find was made. The skeleton is popularly called Lucy, prompted by the Beatles' song 'Lucy in the sky with diamonds', which was playing in the ...

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