Dinosaur extinction triggered by giant asteroid impact and apocalyptic megavolcanic eruptions

0

The asteroid that slammed into the ocean off Mexico 66 million years ago killed off the dinosaurs…

And probably rang the Earth like a bell, triggering volcanic eruptions around the globe that may have contributed to the devastation.

Deccan Traps volcanism dinosaur extinction, asteroid dinosaur extinction, dinosaur extinction theories, dinosaur extinction theory, volcanism and asteroid dinosaur extinction, Photograph of part of the main stack of 66 million year old Deccan Traps lava flows near the city of Mahabaleshwar, India. The entire volume of the Deccan Traps could have covered an area as large as the state of California in a mile deep pile of lava flows.(Mark Richards photo)
Photograph of part of the main stack of 66 million year old Deccan Traps lava flows near the city of Mahabaleshwar, India. The entire volume of the Deccan Traps could have covered an area as large as the state of California in a mile deep pile of lava flows.(Mark Richards photo)

According to researchers of UC Berkeley, the impact may had triggered most of the immense eruptions of lava in India known as the Deccan Traps.

Thus it would explain the weird coincidence between the Deccan Traps eruptions and the impact, which has always cast doubt on the theory that the asteroid was the sole cause of the mass dinosaur extinction.

Related readings:

Did dinosaur-killing asteroid trigger largest lava flows on Earth? by Robert Sanders

Triggering of the largest Deccan eruptions by the Chicxulub impact by Richards et al (2015)

Follow us: Facebook and Twitter

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.