Talk:Paraná and Etendeka traps

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More Explanation Needed of How African and South American Traps are Related[edit]

Were these traps located together millions of years ago when the eruption occurred, and then separated as continents drifted apart? Or were these traps remote from each other but at opposite ends of or located along a fault line or tectonic plate? Insight into how a location in present-day Namibia is related to a site in present-day Brazil would be much appreciated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 67.171.190.119 (talk) 00:06, 7 February 2013 (UTC)

They are both sides of the rifting, creating the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (along a divergent boundary between two tectonic plates, African Plate and South American Plate) --Chris.urs-o (talk) 04:38, 7 February 2013 (UTC)