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Volcanoes and the Great Dying: The End-Permian Extinction.

  • 2/24/2014 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
  • Location: Druckenmiller Hall, Room 016
  • Event Type: Lecture

Volcanoes and the Great Dying:  The End-Permian Extinction."Volcanoes and the Great Dying:  The End-Permian Extinction", a talk by Dr. Lindy Elkins-Tanton, Mineralogical Society of America Distinguished Lecturer.  Around 252 million years ago the Siberian flood basalts intruded into and erupted onto the Siberian craton, producing about three million cubic kilometers of lava.  The flood basalt event is among several possible causes for the end-Permian extinction, the largest extinction in Earth history.