Increased Activity Observed at Kick ‘Em Jenny Underwater Volcano, 1.5 km Exclusion Zone in Effect
Increased activity has been observed at the Kick ‘em Jenny submarine volcano located north of Grenada (12.18°N, 61.38°W) and all mariners are asked to strictly observe the 1.5 km exclusion zone.
The National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) of St Vincent and the Grenadines in a release issued today, June 15, 2020, said official advisories on Kick ‘em Jenny are under the jurisdiction of the Government of Grenada through the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA).
“The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) of Grenada will continue to collaborate with the Seismic Research Centre (SRC), University of the West Indies to monitor activities at the Kick em’ Jenny volcano,” the release from NEMO said.
The alert level at Kick ‘em Jenny remains at YELLOW. A YELLOW alert at the Kick ‘em Jenny volcano means that 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.
An exclusion zone of 1.5km from the summit of the volcano should be strictly enforced.
“All mariners are asked to strictly observe the 1.5 km exclusion zone and residents in the Southern Grenadines are asked to monitor releases from the Government of Grenada, the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO), and the Seismic Research Centre (SRC).
“Currently there is NO Tsunami threat for St. Vincent and the Grenadines or the region, and these activities are in no way related to our La Soufrière volcano,” the release said.
The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) will continue to update the public on activities at the Kick ‘em Jenny submarine volcano.