ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – Scientists have reduced the hazard level for the Kick ’em Jenny Volcano on Grenada to Yellow.
According to Grenada’s National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA), the Seismic Research Centre (SRC), University of the West Indies has reported that the activity levels at the Kick-‘em-Jenny under water Volcano has reduced significantly during the last 48 hours. Since 6:00 p.m., on Saturday July 25th, no activity was recorded.
“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 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.
“Based on the above findings, and given the fact that the activity levels at Kick-‘em- Jenny has diminished, the Government of Grenada, based on the advice of the SRC has lowered the alert level to YELLOW with immediate effect,” the report stated.
On Thursday, July 23, 2015 SRC raised the alert level to Orange following indicators that their was increased activity at the volcano.
The YELLOW alert level means that vessels should observe a 1.5 km exclusion zone. However, as a precautionary measure, the marine community is advised to continue observing the 5 km exclusion zone.
Source: UWI Seismic Research Centre.