Kick em Jenny

Name

Kick em Jenny

Depth

180meters

Height

1,300meters

Type

Submarine volcano

Location

West Indies

Status

Historical

Eruption

2001

Description

Kick em Jenny, a historically active submarine volcano 8 kilometers off the north shore of Grenada, rises 1300 meters from the sea floor. 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 kilometers to the west. Bathymetry also revealed another submarine cone to the SE, Kick em Jack and submarine lava domes to its south. These sub-aerial 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 meters 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.