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Cenozoic

Hierarchy:Phanerozoic
 Cenozoic
Classification:Era (as per International Commission on Stratigraphy)
Top:0 Ma
Base:66.0 Ma
Follows:Mesozoic Cretaceous  Late Cretaceous   Maastrichtian
Primary Divisions:QuaternaryNeogenePaleogene
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The cenozoic era covers the period from the end of the Mesozoic 66 million years ago 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 volcanism (concludes)Volcanic Activity66.25 - 65.5 MaIndia
Kerguelen Plateau formation (concludes)Volcanic Activity119 - 34 MaSouthern Indian Ocean
Pangaea breakup (concludes)Continental Breakup175 - 55 MaGlobal
Andean orogeny (concludes)OrogenyMaximum Age: 200 MaSouth America
Laurasia supercontinent (concludes)Supercontinent215 - 55 MaNorthern Hemisphere


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