High Levels of Seismic Activity at Kick ‘em Jenny Volcano, but Alert Level Not Raised

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, Friday October 5, 2018 – The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Center has reported high levels of seismicity at the Kick em’ Jenny underwater volcano located off Grenada.

It said since the episode began during the afternoon of September 30, 2018 quite a number of events have taken place, including some of 3.5 magnitude. However, the threat level remains at yellow, which means the “volcano is restless: seismicity and/or fumarolic activity are above the historical level or other unusual activity has been observed or can be expected without warning”.

The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) in Grenada added that the exclusion zone of 1.5 kilometers from the summit of the volcano must continue to be observed.

Kick em’ Jenny  is the region’s only submarine volcano and is located about five miles north of Grenada.

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