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Phanerozoic

Classification:Eon (as per International Commission on Stratigraphy)
Top:0 Ma
Base:541 ± 1.0 Ma
Follows:Precambrian Proterozoic  Neoproterozoic   Ediacaran
Primary Divisions:CenozoicMesozoicPaleozoic
The current geological eon covering the time from the start of the Cambrian period to the present day.
 

Geologic Events

Event NameTypeAgeArea
Island Park Caldera super-eruptionVolcanic Activity2.1 MaIdaho and Wyoming, USA
Kara-Kul impact (concludes)Impact Event~5 MaTajikistan
Popigai ImpactImpact Event35.7 ± 0.2 MaAnabarskii massif, Krasnoyarsk Territory (Krasnoyarsk Kray; Krasnoyarskii Krai), Eastern-Siberian Region, Russia
Chicxulub impactImpact Event66 MaYucatan peninsula, Mexico
Deccan Traps volcanismVolcanic Activity66.25 - 65.5 MaIndia
Kara impactImpact Event70.3 ± 2.2 MaRussia
Ontong Java Plateau secondary eruptions (concludes)Volcanic Activity~90 MaSouth Pacific
Kerguelen Plateau formationVolcanic Activity119 - 34 MaSouthern Indian Ocean
Ontong Java Plateau primary eruptionsVolcanic Activity125.0 - 124.6 MaSouth-west Pacific Ocean
Tookoonooka impactImpact Event128 ± 5 MaQueensland, Australia
Morokweng impactImpact Event145.0 ± 0.8 MaSouth Africa
Pangaea breakupContinental Breakup175 - 55 MaGlobal
Andean orogenyOrogenyMaximum Age: 200 MaSouth America
Manicouagan impactImpact Event214 ± 1 MaQuebec, Canada
Laurasia supercontinentSupercontinent215 - 55 MaNorthern Hemisphere
Permian–Triassic extinction eventMass Extinction Event251.941 ± 0.037 - 251.880 ± 0.031 MaGlobal
Hunter-Bowen orogenyOrogeny260 - 225 MaAustralia
Mauritanide Belt orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~320 - ~270 MaWest Africa
Uralian orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~320 - ~175 MaRussia
Pangaea assemblyContinental Assembly335 - 272 MaGlobal
Charlevoix impactImpact Event342 ± 15 MaQuebec, Canada
Late Devonian extinction (concludes)Mass Extinction Event~375 - ~360 MaGlobal
Siljan impactImpact Event376.8 ± 1.7 MaSweden
Variscan/Hercynian orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~400 - ~280 MaEurope/North America
Ordovician–Silurian extinction events (concludes)Mass Extinction Event~455 - ~430 MaGlobal
Caledonian orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~505 - ~400 MaEurope
Cambrian explosionEvolutionary event541 - 513 ± 3 MaGlobal
Gondwana formation (concludes)Continental Assembly~550 - ~500 MaGlobal
Damara orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~550 - ~495 MaNamibia
Zambezi Belt orogeny (late) (concludes)Orogeny~550 - ~520 MaZambia and Zimbabwe
Ross orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~550 - ~480 MaAntarctica
Cadomian orogeny (concludes)Orogeny~660 - ~540 MaEurope
Pannotia supercontinent (concludes)Supercontinent750 - 530 MaGlobal


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