A new rift eruption at Etna?


At first it seemed like the new eruptions at Mt. Etna (Italy) were petering out rather quickly. Instead, now it seems that there are fears that a new rift might be opening on Etna, which might mean more vents for lava to erupt. Apparently there has also been some seismic activity to go along with the new eruption and rifting, which shouldn’t be too surprising.

It is also noted that Stromboli, another one of the Aeolian volcanoes, is erupting now as well. Busy time for Italian volcanoes!


  1. #1 dave winter
    August 31, 2008

    hi. we are travelling to stromboli and sicily in september. we found your post is the latest about the volcanoes. Is there any later news than may?
    thank you
    dave winter

  2. #2 Erik Klemetti
    September 2, 2008

    Hello Dave — Probably the best place to see what is going on at Stromboli is at Stromboli Online, where they provide information on all the new eruptions.

  3. #3 Samantha
    December 15, 2008


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