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Kick 'em Jenny volcano eruption: No tsunami threat to Saint Lucia


May 3, 2017: A Yellow Alert has been issued for recent eruption of underwater volcano Kick 'em Jenny.

According to the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC), the eruption was felt in northern Grenada and a 5 km exclusion zone has been imposed.

The Grenada’s National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) said at least 43 “mostly low magnitudes volcanic earthquakes” – in the magnitude range of 1.5 to 2.3.

There is no tsunami threat to Saint Lucia as a result of the heightened activity of Kick ’em Jenny. 

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

Original Post: Recent Natural Disasters List May 3, 2017