Grenada lowers Kick ’em Jenny alert level to yellow

St George’s, Grenada — The Seismic Research Centre (SRC) at the University of the West Indies has reported that the activity levels at the Kick-‘em-Jenny submarine volcano just off the north coast of Grenada has reduced significantly over the weekend. No activity had been recorded since 6:00 pm on Saturday.

On Saturday, at around 5:50 pm, a team including a volcanologist from the SRC, Grenada’s acting national disaster coordinator, and a camera person, participated in a fly over of the Kick-‘em-Jenny area by helicopter. The volcanologist, Dr Frederic Dondin, who has conducted extensive research on Kick-‘em-Jenny, concluded, after his observations, that there was absolutely nothing unusual in the area.

Based on the above findings, and given the fact that the activity levels at Kick-‘em- Jenny has diminished, the government of Grenada, based on the advice of the SRC has lowered the alert level to Yellow with immediate effect.

The yellow alert level means that vessels should observe a 1.5 km exclusion zone. However, as a precautionary measure, the marine community is advised to continue observing the 5 km exclusion zone.

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