Let me read that again

Caption in the Santa Fe New Mexican

Kirt Kempter, a geologist, sifts through ash that fell in the Arroyo de Los Chamisos behind the Santa Fe High School Thursday morning. Kempter says the ash came from the Bandalier Tuff eruption 1.6 million years ago.

So, let me see if I got this right. It erupted 1.6 million years ago and fell Thursday morning?

Actually the article is rather interesting. New Mexico it seems “ranks fifth behind Hawaii, Alaska, California and Oregon in geological activity because of movement on the Rio Grande rift.”