Timing of hot spot--related volcanism and the breakup of madagascar and India.

@article{Storey1995TimingOH,
  title={Timing of hot spot--related volcanism and the breakup of madagascar and India.},
  author={Michael P. Storey and Jonathan Mahoney and Andrew D. Saunders and Robert A. K. Duncan and Simon Peter Kelley and Millard F. Coffin},
  journal={Science},
  year={1995},
  volume={267 5199},
  pages={
          852-5
        }
}
Widespread basalts and rhyolites were erupted in Madagascar during the Late Cretaceous. These are considered to be related to the Marion hot spot and the breakup of Madagascar and Greater India. Seventeen argon-40/argon-39 age determinations reveal that volcanic rocks and dikes from the 1500-kilometer-long rifted eastern margin of Madagascar were emplaced rapidly (mean age = 87.6 +/- 0.6 million years ago) and that the entire duration of Cretaceous volcanism on the island was no more than 6… CONTINUE READING
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