Great Rift Valley


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Great Rift Valley

also Rift Valley
A system of geologic depressions in southwest Asia and eastern Africa extending from the Jordan River valley to Mozambique. The region is marked by vulcanism and by a series of faults caused by tectonic action.
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Great Rift Valley

n
(Placename) the most extensive rift in the earth's surface, extending from the Jordan valley in Syria to Mozambique; marked by a chain of steep-sided lakes, volcanoes, and escarpments
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Great′ Rift′ Val′ley


n.
a series of rift valleys running from the Jordan Valley in SW Asia to Mozambique in SE Africa.
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Noun1.Great Rift Valley - ( geology) a depression in southwestern Asia and eastern Africa; extends from the valley of the Jordan River to Mozambique; marked by geological faults
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
Africa - the second largest continent; located to the south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean
Asia - the largest continent with 60% of the earth's population; it is joined to Europe on the west to form Eurasia; it is the site of some of the world's earliest civilizations
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Each of these hosts produced four players that will be out to claim the honours at Muthaiga.In addition to the grand prize, the second placed player will win a two day tour of Baobab Course at Vipingo Ridge in Kilifi County, while the third placed player will earn a two day stay at the Great Rift Valley Lodge and Golf Resort in Naivasha.
Leading the Kenyan charge was the Great Rift Valley Golf Resort's Simon Njogu who shot an impressive three under par 69, as Thika Sports Club's Peter Mwangi Rimui followed on one under par.
There series will make its way across East Africa making stops at the Kigali Golf Club, Great Rift Valley Golf Club, Muthaiga Golf Club, Thika Greens, Sigona Golf Club, Uganda Golf Club and the Karen Country Club.
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The Sea of Galilee is located on top of the Dead Sea Fault, which is part of the Great Rift Valley, which runs from Lebanon to Mozambique and was formed 35 million years ago.
The gully was caused by the East African Rift System, part of the Great Rift Valley and running from the Gulf of Aden in the north down to Mozambique, which will gradually widen and cause the Nubian and Somali tectonic plates to separate.

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