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New Update On Kick-‘em-Jenny Submarine Volcano

The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) through the technical support provided by the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Center in Port-of –Spain, Trinidad advise of no significant increase in activity at Kick em Jenny Volcano.

Director at the University of the West Indies Seismic Research center Prof. Richard Robinson noted that while there has been a decrease in activity, it is still to early to declare this pause in activity as an end to the unrest episode and therefore the alert level remains at ORANGE.

With this alert level, ships and other marine operators are asked to observe the exclusion zone of 5 km/3.1miles.

Prof. Robinson added that the Volcano’s activity is dangerous to ships and boats and emphasizes the need for marine operators to observe the exclusion zone.

“Due to the current depth and pattern of activity it is unlikely that an eruption of kick em Jenny will cause a significant Tsunami at this time. It is also unlikely that an eruption will pose a significant threat to the neighbouring coastlines such as northern Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines or Barbados”, Prof. Robinson said.

NaDMA in collaboration with the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Center will continue to monitor the activities of Kick em’ Jenny and will update the public as necessary.

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