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Underwater topography of Kick 'em Jenny volcano (Smithsonian)
Friday, Jul 24, 2015
The submarine volcano 8 km north of Grenada might be heading towards an eruption. Increasing signs of unrest have been recorded during the past 24 hours, and the Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies has raised its alert level to the second highest level, "orange". ... [more]
 

Kick 'em Jenny volcano

Submarine volcano -185 m / - 607 ft
West Indies, Grenada, 12.3°N / -61.64°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Kick 'em Jenny volcano books
Last update: 3 Aug 2016 (volcanic unrest, eruption warning)
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Kick 'em Jenny volcano eruptions: 2001No recent earthquakes
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Kick 'em Jenny, a historically active submarine volcano 8 km off the north shore of Grenada, rises 1300 m from the sea floor.

Background:

Recent bathymetric surveys have shown evidence for a major arcuate collapse structure that was the source of a submarine debris avalanche that traveled more than 15 km to the west. Bathymetry also revealed another submarine cone to the SE, Kick 'em Jack, and submarine lava domes to its south. These and subaerial tuff rings and lava flows at Ile de Caille and other nearby islands may represent a single large volcanic complex. Numerous historical eruptions, mostly documented by acoustic signals, have occurred at Kick 'em Jenny since 1939, when an eruption cloud rose 275 m above the sea surface. Prior to the 1939 eruption, which was witnessed by a large number of people in northern Grenada, there had been no written mention of Kick 'em Jenny. Eruptions have involved both explosive activity and the quiet extrusion of lava flows and lava domes in the summit crater; deep rumbling noises have sometimes been heard onshore. Historical eruptions have modified the morphology of the summit crater.
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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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