Rapid eruption of the Deccan flood basalts at the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary

@article{Duncan1988RapidEO,
  title={Rapid eruption of the Deccan flood basalts at the Cretaceous/Tertiary boundary},
  author={Robert A. Duncan and Douglas G. Pyle},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1988},
  volume={333},
  pages={841-843}
}
The accumulation of flood basalts of the Deccan Traps, western India, is one of the most remarkable volcanic provinces on Earth in sheer extent and volume. These rocks are akin in composition and occurrence to other extensive continental basalt provinces, usually located near plate margins, but distributed worldwide and of various ages1. Recent interest in the Deccan flood basalts has increased with the suggestion that this volcanic activity may have coincided with mass faunal extinctions and… Expand
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