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Hat tip to the Volcanism Blog

May 27, 2008, 9:26 AM

Looks like a lot of you have found my (fairly new) Eruptions blog via the kind post over on another excellent volcano blog, the aptly titled Volcanism Blog. That blog is run by Dr. Ralph Harrington, a historian, and I have to admit, does a much more thorough job with some of the foreign language media reports (I can handle the Spanish news but that is about it). Thanks for the reference and anyone here who hasn't checked out the Volcanism Blog should.

 

Hat tip to the Volcanism Blog

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