UWI-SRC animation suite survey & Kick em Jenny survey launched in Grenada
The UWI St. Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago. Wednesday, February 22, 2023. — A two-member team will be in Grenada this week assessing the current suite of animations in their digital library and seeking information from the public on their knowledge of Kick em Jenny (KeJ) for the production of a new animation based on the submarine volcano.
The team will be conducting feedback sessions with identified stakeholders and focus groups in two communities in partnership with the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) in Grenada and Carriacou. The team is encouraging persons to complete the survey and share as they seek to create products for the region to increase awareness and a better understanding of the geohazards the Centre monitors.
The UWI-SRC advises that there is no increase in activity at Kick em Jenny at this time. This fieldwork is for education purposes to inform the Centre’s digital content and production. The UWI-SRC and NaDMA remains the official sources of information for any information on Kick em Jenny and other geohazards that can impact the region.
Kick em Jenny Fact Sheet
- Kick-’em-Jenny, located approximately 8 km north of Grenada, is the only known ‘live’ submarine volcano in the Eastern Caribbean.
- It is the most frequently active volcano in the Eastern Caribbean, erupting atl east 14 times since 1939.
- It stands roughly 1300 m high and 300 m wide at its summit (highest point of the volcano), which is currently thought to be about 197 m below the surface of the sea.
- Kick-‘em-Jenny first revealed its presence in the historic period in 1939. The most recent eruption of Kick-’em-Jenny occurred in April 2017 with an instrumentally recorded unrest period in 2018.
- Since the current depth to the Kick-’em-Jenny vent (268 m) is considerably lower than the depth at which very explosive eruptions can be expected at this volcano (130 m), it is unlikely that an eruption will trigger a tsunami.
- Of much more immediate concern at present is the danger posed to shipping due to direct hazards associated with the volcano.
- The alert level remains at Yellow for KeJ which means a 1.5 km exclusion zone is in effect around the volcano for all marine vessels.