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Maastrichtian

Hierarchy:Phanerozoic Mesozoic  Cretaceous   Late Cretaceous
    Maastrichtian
Classification:Age (as per International Commission on Stratigraphy)
Top:66.0 Ma
Base:72.1 ± 0.2 Ma
Preceeds:Cenozoic Paleogene  Paleocene   Danian
Follows:Campanian
GSSP:Tercis les Bains, Landes, France
GSSP location:43.6795°N, 1.1133°W
GSSP link:View Global Boundary Stratotype Section and Point of the International Commission on Stratigraphy
 

Geologic Events

Event NameTypeAgeArea
Chicxulub impactImpact Event66 MaYucatan peninsula, Mexico
Deccan Traps volcanism (begins)Volcanic Activity66.25 - 65.5 MaIndia
Kara impactImpact Event70.3 ± 2.2 MaRussia
Kerguelen Plateau formation (ongoing)Volcanic Activity119 - 34 MaSouthern Indian Ocean
Pangaea breakup (ongoing)Continental Breakup175 - 55 MaGlobal
Andean orogeny (ongoing)OrogenyMaximum Age: 200 MaSouth America
Laurasia supercontinent (ongoing)Supercontinent215 - 55 MaNorthern Hemisphere


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