Article from the website abc.net.au.
Across Northern Australia are outcrops of some of the oldest flood basalt on earth. Their age and remote location have kept their devastating story secret until now.
Scientists have sought out flood basalt rocks around the world as they provide evidence of some of Earth's most cataclysmic events. The rocks show where some of the world's biggest volcanic eruptions changed life as we know it. But until recently our Northern Australian flood basalts have been neglected by science.
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