The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) of Grenada through Technical advice from the monitoring team at the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre St Augustine Campus Trinidad and Tobago (UWI SRC), that there have been 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.
The general public is therefore further reminded that the exclusion zone of 1.5 kilometers must continue to be observed.
NaDMA together with UWI SRC will continue to monitor and update as necessary.
The U.W.I. Seismic Research Centre is the the authority for seismic and volcanological information in the Eastern Caribbean.
What does this mean?
The Kick’em Jenny 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. This is level two of four.