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Kick ‘em Jenny alert lowered to yellow

Kick ‘em Jenny alert lowered to yellow

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The alert level in relation to the Kick ‘em Jenny underwater volcano has been lowered to yellow.

The Seismic Research Centre (SRC), University of the West Indies (UWI), has reported that the activity levels at the Kick ‘em Jenny under water volcano have reduced significantly and since 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 25, no activity has been recorded.{{more}}

A release from the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) in Grenada said that on Saturday, July 25 at around 5:50 p.m., a team including a vulcanologist 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 vulcanologist, 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 have 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 associated with the orange alert level, which came into effect last week after increased activity at the underwater volcano was observed.

Kick ‘em Jenny is located at 12°. 18” N, 061°. 38” W or 8km (4.32 nautical miles) north of Grenada.

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