Image: Map of the Deccan Traps, India

Map of the Deccan Traps, India

The Deccan Traps in India cover an area of 800,000 square kilometres. They were formed over a few million years near the end of the Cretaceous when huge volumes of lava were released in a series of eruptions.

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