Initiation of the western branch of the East African Rift coeval with the eastern branch

  title={Initiation of the western branch of the East African Rift coeval with the eastern branch},
  author={Eric M. Roberts and Nancy J. Stevens and Patrick M. O’Connor and Paul Hgm Dirks and Michael D Gottfried and William C. Clyde and R. A. Armstrong and Anthony I. S. Kemp and Sidney R. Hemming},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
Rifting of the eastern part of the East African Rift System was thought to have begun several million years before its western counterpart. Reconstructions of drainage development, combined with dating of rift-related volcanic activity, suggest that rifting in the western branch may instead have begun at the same time as in the eastern branch. 
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