Elevation in Seismicity at the Kick’-em-Jenny Submarine Volcano (Update)

The University of the West Indies, Seismic Research Center (UWI SRC) has advised the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) of increased seismic activity at the Kick’-em-Jenny (KeJ) Submarine Volcano beginning at 23:14 on Friday, 9th February 2024.

Between 23:14 on 9th February and 3:00 a.m., on 11th February 2024, there has been increased seismic activity at Kick‘-em-Jenny (KeJ). The count of events up to that time was 3400, with the largest measuring magnitude 3.3 which was recorded on 10th February. Since 3:00 a.m., on 11th February, the activity subsided in magnitude and frequency to almost a complete stop.

It should be noted that the level of activity at the Kick’-em-Jenny Submarine Volcano can either increase, decrease, or remain at normal readings. Additionally, activity levels can fluctuate.

The UWI SRC will continue to monitor the Submarine Volcano and provide updated analyses of the situation. There are currently four (4) fully functional seismic stations in the north of Grenada monitoring Kick’-em-Jenny on a twenty-four hour basis.

Based on the information from UWI SRC, the alert level for Kick’-em-Jenny remains at YELLOW. This means that all marine interests should maintain the exclusion zone of 1.5 km.

The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates.

For additional information, please contact Mrs. Ruth Jacob-Roberts, Public Information Officer at  NaDMA on 440-8390-4: cell 533-0766, or email: admin@nadma.gd and pro@nadma.gd.  -30-

Kick’-em-Jenny Submarine Volcano Alert Levels

GREEN – Volcano is quiescent, seismic and fumarolic (steam vent) activity are at or below the historical level at this volcano. No other unusual activity has been observed.

YELLOW – Volcano is restless; seismicity or fumarolic activity or both are above the historical level at this volcano or other unusual activity has been observed (this activity will be specified at the time that the alert level is raised).

ORANGE – Highly elevated level of seismicity or fumarolic activity or both, or other highly unusual symptoms. Eruption may occur with less than 24 hours-notice.

RED – Eruption is in progress or may occur without further warning.