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Tue Mar 13, 2018, 08:35 PM

Seismic center: Caribbean undersea volcano may soon erupt

Source: Associated Press

Seismic center: Caribbean undersea volcano may soon erupt
Updated 5:05 pm, Tuesday, March 13, 2018

ST. GEORGE'S, Grenada (AP) A Caribbean seismic research center says an underwater volcano just north of Grenada may be about to erupt but does not pose a tsunami threat to the region.

The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Center says the main threat posed by the Kick 'em Jenny submarine volcano is to shipping. All boats are being directed to observe an exclusion zone of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers) around the volcano.

The center raised its alert level Tuesday from yellow to orange amid a "substantial" increase in earthquake activity. It said an eruption may begin with less than 24-hours' notice.

The volcano is about 200 meters (660 feet) below the surface. It has erupted at least a dozen times since the 1930s but hasn't caused any known deaths or injuries.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/nation-world/mexico-latin/



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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 08:52 PM

1. That's quite the name for a volcano.

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Response to catbyte (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:01 AM

3. Yes, love the name

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Mar 13, 2018, 11:58 PM

2. 1902 Martinique, deadly massive Mount Pelee volcano erupted killing 30,000.

In the late 90s we went through St. Pierre, formerly the 'Paris of the Caribbean';I'll never forget what happened.



A view of the shoreline at St. Pierre after the 1902 eruption, which killed 30,000 people. Credit: Tempest Anderson Photographic Archive at York Museums Trust.

https://www.earthmagazine.org/article/benchmarks-may-8-1902-deadly-eruption-mount-pelee

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