Increased activity at Grenada’s Kick ’em Jenny volcano

Disaster officials are monitoring an increase in activities taking place at Kick ‘em Jenny, the region’s only submarine volcano located between Grenada and the Grenadine island of Carriacou.

In a release early Sunday, the National Disaster Management Agency said it had been advised of the increase in activity by the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI).

“The UWI/SRC recorded a high amplitude signal, lasting about 25 seconds, on one of the Grenada stations.  The signal was also recorded on a station in Montserrat.  This signal follows an increase in the number of background events associated with the Kick-‘em-Jenny volcano,” said the release which confirmed that persons in the St Patrick’s area had reported feeling tremors.

As a result, the alert level is now on yellow and sea users and ships have been warned to stay away from the vicinity of the volcano.

“In light of the ongoing activity, we are advising all sea users that the 5km (3.1 miles) exclusion zone of Kick ‘em Jenny be strictly observed. The SRC has advised that heightened alert is necessary for the exclusion zone,” the release added.

A yellow alert means the 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. (CMC)

5 Responses to Increased activity at Grenada’s Kick ’em Jenny volcano

  1. Peter April 30, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Crossing that channel of water can be un-nerving. I’v had that experience but on a large vessel. I heard its cone is growing which means it is unpredictable and can blow before it gets to surface level. I don’t think there is need to be alarmed, jusy aware and alert. I think that if it blows, another island will rise out of the sea. Interesting from a geographical point of view.

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    • Jennifer April 30, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      Well said Peter. But know about the ring of fire which encompasses all of these volcanoes, especially with the heating up of the earth’s core.

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  2. Peter May 1, 2017 at 10:09 am

    The ring of fire under world observation now is the Yellowstone Park ring of fire. It is now a priority situation and certain roads that mostly tourists use are melting. Park rangers are forbidden to report any new development. Check that out.

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    • Jennifer May 1, 2017 at 10:36 am

      Will certainly do.

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  3. Helicopter(8P) May 1, 2017 at 11:28 am

    The south-south western and south west coastal line would be the first locations to experience the effects of a tsunami if it were to occur by cause of Kick em Jenny! All folks and especially my lifelong love should reach for higher ground immediately after a positive eruption! You will only have a little less than 15 minutes to get up to 250 feet above sea level which would be a positively safe zone. Warning horns should have been put in place by the coastal zone management and environmental personnel. Now matter how an eruption occurs and what form it takes there is cause for concern to the general public of Barbados ! I am a concerned native!

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