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NO INCREASED ACTIVITY AT KICK ‘EM JENNY

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Kick-‘em-Jenny submarine volcano has had no significant increase in activity since the last update, just over a week ago.

According to reports from the Seismic Research Centre, it is still too early to declare this pause in activity as the end of the unrest episode. As a result, the alert level at Kick-‘em-Jenny remains at ORANGE. The UWI Seismic Research Centre is continuing to monitor the situation.

Alert level ORANGE means that an eruption may begin with less than 24 hours’ notice. The volcano is dangerous to ships and boats and there is a 5km exclusion zone around the volcano for mariners.

Due to the current depth and pattern of activity it is UNLIKELY that an eruption of Kick-‘em-Jenny will cause a significant tsunami at this time. It is UNLIKELY that an eruption will pose a significant threat to neighbouring coastlines such as northern Grenada, St. Vincent and the Grenadines or Barbados.

Kick-‘em-Jenny is an underwater volcano approximately 8km north of Grenada in the Eastern Caribbean. It is one of the most active volcanoes in the region, erupting at least 14 times since it was first discovered in 1939. The last recorded eruption of KeJ was on April 29th, 2017.

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