What is a Rift Zone?

There are many,many rift zones all over the world. The earth has many plates. The plates are the crust of the land that have formed over billions of years ago when the earth formed. The plates move and it is called a rift. It is what causes earth quakes and volcano eruptions. The rifts are big cracks in the earth that move side ways and up and down. For more information, look here: