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Australia’s deadly eruptions were reason for the first mass extinction

May 31st, 2014 · No Comments

Australia’s deadly eruptions were reason for the first mass extinction
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/05/140530124327.htm
Ancient volcanic eruptions in Australia 510 million years ago significantly affected the climate, causing the first known mass extinction in the history of complex life. Scientists used radioactive dating techniques to precisely measure the age of the eruptions of the Kalkarindji volcanic province.

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