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Re: 250 Ma volcanic eruption

At 3:24 PM 9/9/95, Tompaleo@aol.com wrote:
>Ah!But the Deccan Plateau was roughly situated at the antipode of Cicxulub
>~65Ma! Concentration of shock waves generated by the impact was significant
>enough (according  the Sandia people) to have disrupted the crust causing
>flood  volcanism to occur. There is also a "hot spot" associated with the
>Indian subcontinent and evidence of several tens of millions of years of
>eruptions (dating to well before the latest Creatceous and therefore before
>Chicxulub) suggest that no impact caused the deccan floods directly or

        I was under the impression that the "hot spot" that created the
Deccan Traps is the same one currently forming the Seychelles southwest of
India -- the Traps formed when the Indian subcontinent passed over the spot
before colliding with Asia in the Miocene.

Jerry D. Harris
Shuler Museum of Paleontology
Southern Methodist University
Box 750395
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