Lesson 10: East African Rifting


So as you can see, tectonic activity continues to play an important role in shaping the African continent, not just in geologic time but in the present day. Earthquakes and volcanic activitiy are important to understand in this region for their positive and negative impacts on the surrounding environment and human populations.


REMINDER: The following item is due by the end of this lesson (see the Calendar tab in ANGEL for specific due date). Detailed information about this assignment and submission directions are included in this lesson.

  • Discussion Forum: Case Study: Nyiragongo
  • Thought-Provoking Assignment: Palynology from African Rift Lakes