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.