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Grenadines

Bequia, Grenadines

Shark Cove, Bequia, Grenadines


Sampled islands: Bequia, Isle de Quatre, Mustique, Savan, Petit Mustique, Catholic Island, Canuoan, Mayreau, Petite St Vincent, Ile Caille, Ronde, Carriacou
Largest recorded eruption:
Last eruption: 2001 (Kick ’em Jenny)

The Grenadines is an archipelago of at least 50 islands, many of which are uninhabited, between St Vincent and Grenada. All of the islands have a volcanic origin; however, historic volcanism is limited to the submarine volcano of Kick ’em Jenny, located ~ 8 km north-east of mainland Grenada, where eight recorded eruptions have occurred since 1939. The Grenadines straddle an important geochemical boundary between St Vincent and Grenada but have been little studied.  CRITMAG-funded fieldwork in March 2011 enabled collection of lavas and plutonic xenoliths from many of the islands, with these samples the subject of several ongoing research projects.

Photos of the Grenadines