Why are volcanoes erupting in the Red Sea?

Here is a link to a volcanic eruption in October 2007, which occured along the constructive boundary between the Arabian Plate and the African Plate.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7021596.stm 

It is a northward extension of the African Rift valley which has also seen a recent increase in volcaic activity, such as the eruptions at Danakil in Ethiopia (more information at the link below).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afar_Depression

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