Published On: Mon, Oct 8th, 2018

Kick ‘em Jenny submarine volcano off Grenada described as ‘restless’

PORT OF SPAIN - The threat level in relation to the current seismic activity at the Kick ‘em Jenny volcano is set at yellow, which indicates the state of the submarine volcano offshore Grenada as “restless”.

The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Center (UWI SRC) in Trinidad reported that, as of September 30, there have been high levels of seismic activity at the volcano.

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The most recent event occurred on Monday, October 1, with magnitudes 3.5 and 3.3 seismic activities.

A threat level of yellow indicates that seismicity and/or fumarolic activity is above the historical level or other unusual activity has been observed or can be expected without warning.

Marine interests and the general public should be aware of this threat level and strictly adhere to the exclusion zone of 1.5 kilometers.

The situation is currently being monitored and analyzed by the UWI SRC and further updates will be provided.

Kick ’em Jenny is an active submarine volcano on the Caribbean Sea floor, located 8 km (5 miles) north of the island of Grenada and about 8 km (5 miles) west of Ronde Island in the Grenadines. It rises 1,300m (4,265 ft) above the seafloor.

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