Kick-'em-Jenny Volcano | John Seach


Granada, Caribbean

12.30 N, 61.63 W
summit elevation -160 m
submarine volcano

Kick-'em-Jenny Volcano is an active submarine volcano 8 km off the north coast of Grenada, Caribbean. Deep rumbling noises have sometimes been heard onshore during eruptions.

Explosive eruptions of Kick-'em-Jenny Volcano have broken the sea surface only three times historically in 1939, 1974 and 1988.

An underwater survey of the volcano in 2003 found a second vent 3 km from the volcano.

2015 Unrest
A swarm of earthquakes began at Kick 'em Jenny Submarine volcano, Grenada on Thursday, July 23rd from 1:25am to 3:00am local time. Divers observed degassing off the west coast of Grenada in the Moliniere Sculpture Park area. On 23rd July 2015 the alert status was raised to ORANGE.

2001 Eruptions
Earthquake swarms at Kick-'em-Jenny between 4-6 December 2001. Seismometers recorded T-phase signals, which indicated underwater explosions. The eruptions were small. Larger eruptions would pose a hazard to many boats which frequent the area.

1990 Eruptions
Eruptions occurred at Kick-'em-Jenny volcano between 26-27 March 1990. Seismometers recorded T-phase signals, which indicated underwater explosions.

1988 Eruptions
Seismographs in the eastern Caribbean recorded strong underwater acoustic signals 29-30 December 1988. The source of the earthquakes was identified as Kick-'em-Jenny volcano. Small vessels were advised to keep 5 km away from the volcano.

1977 Eruption
Strong acoustic signals (T-phase) indicated probable eruptions of Kick-'em-Jenny volcano on 14th January 1977.

Further reading
Smith, M.S. and Shepherd, J.B., 1996. Tsunami waves generated by volcanic landslides: an assessment of the hazard associated with Kick’em Jenny. Geological Society, London, Special Publications110(1), pp.115-123.

Devine, J.D. and Sigurdsson, H., 1995. Petrology and eruption styles of Kick'em-Jenny submarine volcano, Lesser Antilles island arc. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research69(1-2), pp.35-58.

Smith, M.S. and Shepherd, J.B., 1993. Preliminary investigations of the tsunami hazard of Kick'em Jenny submarine volcano. Natural hazards7(3), pp.257-277.

Kick-'em-Jenny Volcano Eruptions

2001, 1990, 1988, 1977, 1972, 1966, 1965, 1953, 1943, 1939.