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Re: Deccan Traps (Re: Discovery Impact Programs)
From: "Jarno Peschier" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>From: Rob Meyerson <email@example.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
May the peace of God be with you. firstname.lastname@example.org