In the early 1900s, a German Climatologist named Alfred Wegener went public with the philosophical assertation that all of the planet's continents once fit together like pieces of a puzzle forming a giant land mass. Wegener's theory termed the giant supercontinent "Pangea," and it surmised that the expanse existed roughly 200 to 300 million years ago before gradually drifting apart. According to the "Pangea Theory," the supercontinent separated, resulting in the neoformation of Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia. Not only has modern technology confirmed Wegener's theory, but many scientists believe that an even greater land mass may have existed before "Pangea." 

As planet Earth's crust continues to evolve, geologists are beginning to unveil more information that supports a theory about East Africa slowly breaking away from the second-largest continent in the world. If such an occurrence were to manifest, it would likely unfold over the course of the next 5-10 million years. 

The continental breakup could potentially create a new ocean in between Africa. Studies suggest the potential split is directly linked to East African Rift System, a continental rift detailing the gradual separation between the Arabian Plate, the Nubian Plate, and the Somali Plate.

Source: Apb Live