Kick’em Jenny volcano, located just off the coast of Grenada (Image: NASA)

The International Charter: Space and Major Disasters was activated on Friday, 24 July, to mitigate the potential impact that the Kick 'em Jenny underwater volcano could have on Grenada, island country in the Caribbean Sea. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) sent the request to activate the mechanism on behalf of Montserrat Volcano Observatory and Government of Grenada.

On July 23 the Kick 'em Jenny volcano, located just off the coast of Grenada, started showing an increased activity after having already caused over 200 small earthquakes since July 11. Due to the risk of a tsunami that could impact Grenada and the threat that the volcanic ejections could represent for the marine traffic in the area, the authorities set up an area of 5 km surrounding the volcano to impede the... read more

Publishing Date: 28/07/2015
In some areas, rainfall was 1839 percent above the average

Between December 24 and 25, 2013, the eastern Caribbean islands of Dominica, Saint Lucia and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines were affected by torrential rains which triggered massive flooding and local landslides. The Associated Press reported that on the three islands, there were some 20 casualties. The Prime Ministers of those countries declared the state of national disaster, and even the head of the Organization of American States gave a statement on the tragedy.

In response to requests coming from the affected countries, and in the context of CATHALAC's role as a UN... read more

Publishing Date: 30/01/2014
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