According to researchers, Africa may split and form a new ocean.

The creation of a new ocean may provide Uganda and Zambia, coastlines

This new sea was created by the Ethiopian East African Rift, which was formed in 2005.

The splitting of a plate caused by tectonic forces is known as rifting.

As the plates separate, they form a lowland region known as a rift valley.

Notable rift valleys include the Narmada in India and the Baikal in Russia.

To better understand Earth's geological processes, researchers are looking into this phenomenon.

Natural processes have been at work for millions of years, creating the new ocean.

It will take millions of years to completely create a new ocean.

With Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, and Tanzania, rifting will form a new continent.

This process will significantly change the map of Africa in the distant future.