Increased activity at Kick ’em Jenny: Alert level at Orange, 5 km exclusion zone

– March 12, 2018

Kick ’em Jenny submarine volcano is showing signs of increased activity on March 12, 2018, forcing authorities to raise the alert level to Orange.

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) has been informed of ‘increased activities’ at the Kick ‘em Jenny submarine volcano located north of Grenada, the agency reports.

The Government of Grenada through the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) has therefore imposed a 5 km (3.1 miles) exclusion zone around the volcano. All mariners are asked to strictly observe this restriction and to continue to monitor releases from the Government of Grenada, the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO), and the Seismic Research Centre (SRC).

There is currently no tsunami threat for St. Vincent and the Grenadines or the region, and these activities are in no way related to La Soufriere volcano, the agency said.

Residents in the Southern Grenadines are asked to continue to monitor and mariners to strictly observe the exclusion zone.