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In the East African Rift’s case, a large mantle plume under the lithosphere is weakening it, allowing it to stretch, Perez Diaz said.
The Earth's lithosphere (formed by the crust and the upper part of the mantle) is broken up into a number of tectonic plates.
The lithosphere, in other words, is the layer of the planet that makes up the tectonic plates.
The lithosphere is above another layer of mantle called the asthenopshere, where the rock is at just the right pressure and temperature to flow over time and help move the plates.
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