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This is the first I've heard of the Deccan Traps. Interestingly, they're "almost" on the opposite side of the globe from the Chicxulub impact (21'N 90'W to 17'N 77'E).

I wonder if their formation or activity might have been caused by the impact?

The Deccan lava flows started about three million years earlier, see for example http://www.ias.ac.in/jessci/jun2001/1352.pdf

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