Definition of "rifting" [rifting]

  • Present participle of rift. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "rifting" in a sentence
  • "Based on radar, gravity and magnetic data, scientists from seven countries found a tectonic process called rifting was the trigger that lifted up the Gamburtsev mountains."
  • ""ice shelf" rifting "- ice fracturing that cuts through the entire thickness of an ice shelf and represents the first stage of the process in which icebergs eventually break away from the main ice mass-on East Antarctica's Amery Ice Shelf.""
  • "The Albertine Rift is part of the Great Rift System, which runs from the Jordan Valley in the Middle East, through the Red Sea and south through eastern Africa to Mozambique which is created by the cracking ( "rifting") of the tectonic plate carrying the African continent."
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