KICK ’EM JENNY
Located just 5 miles north of Grenada is an active underwater volcano with an unusual name: Kick ’em Jenny. It rises more than 4,000 feet from the seafloor; when it erupted in 1939, it sent a shower of water and debris 1,000 feet in the air and caused several small tsunamis in northern Grenada and nearby Barbados. The volcano is on the shipping route from St. Vincent to Grenada, and because of the activity, there is a maritime exclusion zone of 1.5 kilometers around Kick ’em Jenny. Because the bubbles of volcanic gases can create a sinking hazard by lowering the water density, this exclusion zone is increased to 5 kilometers during periods of high-volcanic activity. And the name? No one seems to know for sure.