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English: Map of East Africa showing some of the historically active volcanoes(red triangles) and the Afar Triangle (shaded, centre) -- a so-called triple junction (or triple point), where three plates are pulling away from one another: the Arabian Plate, and the two parts of the African Plate (the Nubian and the Somalian) splitting along the East African Rift Zone.
Date 5 May 1999
Author USGS


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