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252 million years ago, Siberia was subject to a mass series of flood basalt eruptions, creating a large igneous province called the Siberian Traps. Today, it measures three million square miles in area and a volume of one million cubic miles. But that is the province's current size, which means that it has been measured with 252 million years of erosion into account.

So the question is—Do we have any idea how big the Siberian Traps were initially?

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    $\begingroup$ le.ac.uk/gl/ads/SiberianTraps/AreaVolume.html $\endgroup$ – Keith McClary Feb 27 '19 at 4:08
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    $\begingroup$ John, a moderator has told you that questions do not need to be capitalized (earthscience.stackexchange.com/questions/19178/…). Also you need to use SI units: earthscience.meta.stackexchange.com/a/321/18081 Please stop rollbacking every edit we make, editing is part of the site model: earthscience.stackexchange.com/help/editing. I quote: "If you are not comfortable with the idea of your contributions being collaboratively edited by other trusted users, this may not be the site for you." $\endgroup$ – Jean-Marie Prival Mar 3 at 13:54
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    $\begingroup$ @Jean-MariePrival Of course titles need to be capitalized. Have you seen a book or episode or chapter title that isn't capitalized? And I can't understand why other people resist the imperial system as though it were a bad thing. $\endgroup$ – JohnWDailey Mar 3 at 14:52
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    $\begingroup$ 1. Capitalised titles are frowned upon in the Stack Exchange network. No rule says that they can't be used, but in general people don't like them, myself included. 2. Maybe you like the Imperial system, but it makes it extremely hard for us non-Americans others to answer it. Even if I knew the answer, I wouldn't bother doing the conversion. Others would do the same. 3. I will let you edit your question back into answerable form (title style and units). Help us help you. Insisting only alienates people and makes them want to not help. $\endgroup$ – Gimelist Mar 4 at 4:08
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    $\begingroup$ @Universal_learner: Your English seems perfectly good to me. And there's a difference between ALL CAPS, which is "yelling" if everything is caps, or emphasis if it's a word or two. It'd be better to underline or use italics, but apparently StackExchange can't be bothered to support standard markup. Capitalizing the first letter of each word (except conjunctions &c), however, is standard for titles, e.g. "War and Peace", "The Merry Wives of Windsor", and so on. $\endgroup$ – jamesqf Mar 4 at 18:34

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