Saturday 11 July, 2020

Grenada notes increased activity near Kick 'em Jenny volcano

Photo: NADMA

Photo: NADMA

Grenada's National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) has noted an increase in seismic activity near the Kick 'em Jenny underwater volcano.

In an update shared June 14, 2020 via social media, NaDMA said it received technical advice from the monitoring team at the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre St Augustine Campus Trinidad and Tobago (UWI SRC), showing increased seismic activity at the Kick ‘em’ Jenny Volcano.

The latest activity was observed over a seven-day period in the month of June.

"Though the Alert level remains at YELLOW, which is a 1.5 km exclusion zone around the summit of the volcano. However, with the increased activity, the Agency encourages marine operators to be vigilant when traversing the area, as increased seismic activity also results in the emission of gases, which can reduce the density of the water around the summit."

NaDMA said the general public is therefore further reminded that the exclusion zone of 1.5 kilometres must continue to be observed.

NaDMA said it, together with the UWI SRC, will continue to monitor and update as necessary.

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