Major volcanic activity may have resulted in the second-largest extinction event in Earth’s history. Photo: Shutterstock
Major volcanic activity may have resulted in the second-largest extinction event in Earth’s history. Photo: Shutterstock

How China and North America drove a mass extinction event 450 million years ago

  • A new study suggests that massive volcanic eruptions created the second-largest mass extinction event 450 million years ago
  • While an asteroid strike may have been a decisive factor in killing the dinosaurs, a study author suggests the new model should complicate our idea of the extinction

Topic |   Archaeology and palaeontology
Major volcanic activity may have resulted in the second-largest extinction event in Earth’s history. Photo: Shutterstock
Major volcanic activity may have resulted in the second-largest extinction event in Earth’s history. Photo: Shutterstock
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