Submarine Volcano Near Grenada May Erupt, Could Pose Caribbean Tsunami Threat

The Kick ’em Jenny submarine volcano near the island of Grenada may erupt within hours and could pose a tsunami threat for countries in the Caribbean, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center says. “Should a tsunami occur,

the waves would reach Grenada within just a few minutes.

If the tsunami were large enough to expand further,

It would reach St. Vincent within 10 minutes,

Martinique and Tobago within about 30 minutes,

Barbados within about 40 minutes,”

the warning centre said in a statement. A very large tsunami could potentially reach

the northern coast of Venezuela to the south and the Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico within an hour and a half.

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