Last Updated: Friday, July 24, 2015

Grenada's underwater volcano Kick 'em Jenny rumbles — No tsunami warning issued

The alert level for Grenada's underwater volcano Kick’em Jenny has been raised from yellow to orange, the Seismic Research Center of the University of the West Indies mentioned.

Orange level indicates that the eruption may begin with less than twenty-four hours notice. All regional governments have been alerted through Disaster Coordinators and Venezuelan diplomatic mission. Similarly, the local radio stations in Grenada, St. Vincent, Barbados and Trinidad have been placed on alert.


A sharp increasing trend was observed during the 21st and 22nd July and between 1:25 am and 3:00 am on Thursday 23rd July, 2015 the most intense activity, an eruption was observed.

Kick 'em Jenny volcano has observed more than 200 micro and small earthquakes, of varying magnitudes less than 3, in last 12 days.

Kick 'em Jenny poses the greatest threat to mariners since the gases it releases can lower the density of water so significantly vessels can lose buoyancy and sink, The New Zealand Herald has written.

Kick 'em Jenny Tsunami Information

The Seismic Research Center of the University of the West Indies hasn't issued tsunami warning currently. "No tsunami warning has been issued for Grenada or any other neighbouring islands of the Lesser Antilles," UWI-SRC mentioned in the advisories issued on Thursday.

Kick 'em Jenny volcano, discovered in the 1930s, has erupted 12 times beneath the surface of the Caribbean Sea, most recently in 2001.

Kick 'em Jenny is an active submarine volcano located 8 km north of the island of Grenada and about 8 km west of Ronde Island in the Grenadines.