Barbados also monitoring Kick ‘em Jenny activity

Disaster emergency officials here are currently monitoring increased activity, recorded since Saturday, at the Kick ‘em Jenny underwater volcano near Grenada.

Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) Kerry Hinds gave the assurance that her department was closely assessing the activity and that updates would be issued as necessary.

“We are monitoring the situation, which has been brought to our attention by the Seismic Research Centre of the University of the West Indies in Trinidad,” Hinds said.

In the interim, she reminded the public that any official advisories on the volcano, if necessary, would be issued through the DEM and or the Barbados Government Information Service.

The National Disaster Management Agency in Grenada is presently collaborating with the Seismic Research Centre on developments with the underwater volcano, which has shown increasing signs of activity over the past three days.

The alert level for the volcano is presently yellow, which means it is restless. However, there are no tsunami watches or warnings in effect for the Caribbean.

The Kick ‘em Jenny volcano was last active in 2015.

12 Responses to Barbados also monitoring Kick ‘em Jenny activity

  1. Peter May 1, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Just monitoring it doesn’t say anything. What about data? seismic readings? Temperature? noticeable water disturbance and colour.? All the disaster preparedness is literally saying is they don’t know much but if it does blow, they are prepared. Prepared to do what? Rescue people? provide emergency shelter and supplies. More than likely they’ll say ” It’s gonna blow. Get out of the area. Run like hell. Next update is…….” That’s all folks……

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    • Jennifer May 1, 2017 at 8:20 pm

      This is typical of governments who “CARE” about the masses. Keep them in the dark. Working, spreeing etc and keep that pump stroking down to the last day. Mind you barbados is well below sea level already. SO NO WHERE TO RUN AND NO WHERE TO HIDE. What you should talk you hide and vise versa, and this makes you feel pompous and empowered doing so too. Touch wood all of us will be in the same boat sailing or should I say drowning.

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      • Mark My Word May 2, 2017 at 9:49 am

        This is typical of people with education but no common sense. Jennifire tek yuh head out de clouds get bak on earth.

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      • Mark My Word May 2, 2017 at 9:57 am

        Guess Jennifire wants the Government to raise Barbados above sea level, what a bright girl, you should be the Prime Minister.

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  2. Logic Reality May 1, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    If any tsunami ever had to occur… just letting you know
    When I am hit and drowning I will.be MASSIVELY ANGRY at the
    Country That I am in for there is nothing here in life and now
    Nothing at death. So ALL Christians better start praying like
    Back in 2015!!!!!!!! Sorry I am just angry in advance.

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  3. Orville May 1, 2017 at 9:39 pm

    It was a matter of time, that Kick-Em-Jenny started to show activity, seeing all the increasing number of earthquakes and volcano eruptions worldwide. Look at the sudden recent swarms in Alaska and South America. There has been an increase in earthquakes and swarms right here in the Caribbean for the last 15 years or more do the research. As a people’s we must pay attention to what is going worldwide. The Earth is showing us signs and our solar system is being perturbed. However we must always be informed, be prepared plus help each other and most of all be Safe people’s. Bless up people’s!

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  4. Eddy Murray
    Eddy Murray May 1, 2017 at 9:56 pm

    all you real late if some was to happened all of we would have done dead.

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  5. Eddy Murray
    Eddy Murray May 1, 2017 at 10:16 pm

    You all on put out no warning at. People at all the beaches this long weekend

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    • Bradley J Fenty
      Bradley J Fenty May 1, 2017 at 11:31 pm

      The alert is at yellow and therefore just requires monitoring at this point…. in 2015 when the alert was raised to orange barbados followed suit…. all you need to do is become familiar with the precautions

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    • Nicholas Lucas
      Nicholas Lucas May 2, 2017 at 4:18 pm

      This was circulating in the news from last week

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    • Eddy Murray
      Eddy Murray May 2, 2017 at 6:33 pm

      Nicholas Lucas, what does call last week, Sunday. that is stating another week which is this one.

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  6. Nicki May 2, 2017 at 4:16 pm

    Eddy Murray this was circulating in the news since last week

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