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Re: Vulcanism and impacts



>From: chartiem@ERE.UMontreal.CA (Chartier Michel)
 > > 
 > There is just one problem with this interpretation (and a major one).
 > Paleontological evidence from the infra- and intertrappean beds of
 > the Deccan strongly suggests that these started forming several million
 > years before the end-Cretaceous impact.
 > 
Not just paleontological evidence: the traps started forming during
a normal magnetic polarity interval.  The Yucatan impact, and the
extinction, occurred in a reversed polarity interval.  This pretty
much proves the traps do not coincide with the impact without further
evidence.

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