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The Deccan Traps at Mahabaleshwar, India.These comprise multiple layers of flood basalt, over a mile deep, the result of massive volcanic activity at the K/T boundary. Some regard this as the cause of the extinction event.

The Deccan Traps at Mahabaleshwar, India.These comprise multiple layers of flood basalt, over a mile deep, the result of massive volcanic activity at the K/T boundary. Some regard this as the cause of the extinction event.

Credit: Photo: Dr Mike Widdowson