Talk:Thulean Plateau

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Could the Thulean Plateau eruptions have coincided, with either the KT mass extinction 65 MYA; or, the Palaeocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM) 55 MYA ? (talk) 05:00, 4 March 2011 (UTC)

The 'Thulean PLateau' part of the North Atlantic Igneous Province was formed over a period of a few million years from about 62–54 million years ago, so overlapping with the PETM. This paper suggests that it was uplift associated with the break-up along the NW Atlantic rather than the volcanism itself that was responsible, by releasing methane from methane clathrates. Mikenorton (talk) 09:00, 3 July 2011 (UTC)