How Long Is an Epoch?


An epoch is not actually a set time period. It is basically just a unit of geological time that was marked by a certain distinction or characteristic due to a fixed point or event. Therefore, the event itself would determine the length of that particular epoch.
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An epoch is a grouping of many events into a time period that can define them. Its duration is always longer than an era, but always shorter than an age - geologically speaking.
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An epoch is a noteworthy or memorable period of history, or marks the beginning of that period of history. And it can be an instance in time, that is created as a point of reference
Epoch, the geologic time period which is shorter than period but longer than an age.
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