Where the Earth rips apart: the volcanoes of the East African Rift valley – Kevin Wong – Sunday 25th October – 1.00pm- Guildhall

Where the Earth rips apart: the volcanoes of the East African Rift valley

Kevin Wong, School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds

What happens when a continent splits in two during plate tectonics? I give an overview of my research into the processes occurring in the active continental rift of East Africa, focussing on the volcanoes and landscape features of the Ethiopian Rift Valley.