Kick ’em Jenny alert lowered
The Seismic Research Centre of the University of the West Indies has lowered the alert level of underwater volcano Kick ‘em Jenny from orange to yellow, after a significant reduction of seismic activity in the last 48 hours.
According to a statement from the Centre issued today, no activity was recorded since 6:00 p.m. yesterday.
“On Saturday, July 25th at around 5:50 p.m., a team including a Volcanologist from the SRC, Grenada’s Acting National Disaster Coordinator, and a camera person, participated in a fly over of the Kick-‘em-Jenny area by helicopter,” the statement said.
“The volcanologist, Dr. Frederic Dondin, who has conducted extensive research on Kick-‘em-Jenny, concluded, after his observations, that there was absolutely nothing unusual in the area.”
A yellow alert level means that all vessels should observe 1.5 km exclusion zone. However the Centre is advising the maritime community to continue observing the 5km exclusion zone as a precaution.
On Thursday the alert level was raised to orange, following increased seismic activity at the volcano, which is located 8km off Grenada.
An orange alert means there is the possibility of an eruption within 24 hours. However local disaster management officials advised the nation at the time that there was no need to panic.