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Massive volcano eruptions in India may have caused the extinction of dinosaurs: Study

Sunday, February 24, 2019, 7:01 PM

An asteroid or comet impact 66 million years ago reignited massive volcanic eruptions in India, and may have contributed to the dinosaurs' extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period, finds a study. Scientists from the University of California Berkeley, report that the million-year sequence of eruptions spewed lava flows for distances of at least 500 km across the Indian continent.