Geologic Time Scale

 

  Areas pertaining to Monmouth County, NJ are in yellow

 
Era Period Sub-period Epoch Age Ma Intervals, My
      Holocene 0.01 0.01  
  Quaternary Pleistocene 1.64 1.63  
        Piacenzian 3.4    
      Pliocene Zanclian 5.2 3.6  
        Messinian 6.7    
        Tortonian 10.4 5.2  
        Serravallian 14.2    
      Miocene Langhian 16.3 5.9  
        Burdigalian 21.5    
Cenozoic Tertiary Neogene   Aquitanian 23.3 7 22
        Chattian 29.3 6  
      Oligocene Rupelian 35.4 6.1  
        Priabonian 38.6 3.2  
        Bartonian 42.1    
      Eocene Lutetian 50 11.4  
        Ypresian 56.5 6.5  
        Thanetian 60.5 4  
    Paleogene Paleocene Danian 65 4.5 42
        Maastrichtian 71.3 6.3  
      Campanian 83.5 12.2  
    Upper/ Santonian 85.8 2.3  
    Late Coniacian 89.9 4.1  
      Turonian 93.5 3.6  
Mesozic Cretaceous   Cenomanian 98.9 5.4  
      Albian 112.2 13.3  
      Aptian 121 8.8  
    Lower/ Barremian 127 6  
    Early Hauterivian 132 5  
      Valanginian 137 5  
        Berriasian 144.2 7.2 79.2