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Re: Mega eruption may have wiped out [Cambrian] life

Am I mixed up? There was one major extinction during the Permian; at its end, supposed to have been caused by the Siberian traps, right?

Dora Smith
Austin, TX

----- Original Message ----- From: "K and T Dykes" <ktdykes@arcor.de>
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Sent: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 1:49 AM
Subject: Re: Mega eruption may have wiped out [Cambrian] life

Hi Dora,

<<How does this fit in terms of time to the theory that the Siberian basalt
flood eruption caused the end Permian extinction?>>

It doesn't, seeing as it's completely irrelevant.

<<Were the two events close together in time?>>

No. 500+ million years and 250 million years are approximately 250+ million
years apart.

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