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Re: three impacts at the K-T boundary
> >In light of the comet or asteroid impact on Jupiter, it seems plausible that
> >the K-T boundary is the tailsman of a multiple impact on earth.
> > The Deccan Trap flows in India date from 66 million and, according to
> > some
> >recent publications, the flows overlay sediment littered with shocked
> Not entirely true. The Deccan Traps are a series of flows, interbedded
> with sedimentary layers of both Cretaceous and Tertiary age. Thus, the
> flows began well before the end of the Cretaceous, ...
Also, unless my memory is playing tricks on me, I seem to remember
that the shocked quartz layer associated with the Deccan's is in
one of those interbedded sedimentary layers you mentioned. As I
understand it, most think this layer is derived from the Chicxulub
impact, not a seperate one.
[An impact the size of the Chicxulub event would through debris
into the stratosphere, or even into outer space, so the shocked
quartz could easily pepper the entire Earth].
The peace of God be with you.