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Anniversaries times two

If you can believe it, the Chaiten eruption – and this blog – have just turned two!

Chaiten in Chile erupting on May 5, 2008, four days after the volcano came back to life after ~9,000 years of dormancy.

Quick post … but until I was reminded by Eruptions reader Guillermo, I had forgotten two important anniversaries.

First, today (May 1) marks the 2nd anniversary of the start of the Chaiten eruption in Chile. The eruption is still rumbling along (spanish), with growth of three domes in the Chaiten caldera. I’ll have more to say about this on Monday.

Secondly, today also marks the second anniversary for the start of this blog! Yes, if you can believe it, Eruptions turns two – thank you to everyone who has taken part in making this community grow so rapidly since its start on WordPress. This blog started off with a few thousand views a month to – if you can believe it – almost 700,000 views in April of this year. I really can’t express the gratitude I feel for all your readers. Thank you!

UPDATE: If you’re curious, over the last two years, there have been 638 posts and almost 14,000 comments on Eruptions as well!

So, before I get too misty-eyed, I’ll just wish everyone a happy blogiversary for Eruptions … hopefully the next two years will be just as interesting!


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