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Re: Deccan Traps (Re: Discovery Impact Programs)



From: "Jarno Peschier" <jarno@nedstat.nl>
>From: Rob Meyerson <rjmeyer@ix.netcom.com>
>> The program claimed that the Deccan Traps Vulcanism (although the
>> region was not named, but it was clear what they were talking 
>> about) started *because* of the Chixculub Impact....
>
>Yes, if I remember correctly, there is. ... It sort of goes like 
>this: the Deccan Traps are (almost?) completely antipodal to the 
>Chixculub impact. The shockwaves from the impact, "running around" 
>the Earths crust could have been amplifying eachother by 
>interference exactly there and cause geological results like the 
>Deccan Traps to form.

This all sounds very nice and reasonable, *until* one dates the beginning
of the Deccan flows relative to the Chixculub crater.  The Deccan flows
started some 300,000 to 500,000 years *prior* to the impact, as shown by
magnetostratigraphy.

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