The Deccan Traps is located in central west India and dates from 66 million years ago. The lava flows are some of the largest on earth covering 900 km and meet the coast at the Arabian Sea. Deccan volcanism coincided with the decline of the dinosaurs raising the possibility that the Indian volcanoes were involved with their decline.
Deccan Traps photos by John Seach
Deccan lava meets the Arabian Sea at Goa. The lava flows cover 900 km throughout central and western India. The Reunion mantle plume was responsible for the lava flows which covered 500 000 sq km.
Lava meets the sea at Goa, India
Lonar meteorite crater, Deccan volcano basalt, India
66 million years ago.