Dual magma plumes fueled volcanic eruptions during final days of dinosaurs

The Western Ghats hills at Matheran in Maharashtra, India

Dual magma plumes contributed to mega-sized volcanism around the time of the dinosaur die-off 66 million years ago, a new study suggests. The remnants of this volcanic activity, known as the Deccan Traps, are in what is now India.

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