Yellow alert issued for Kick ’em Jenny volcano

Yellow alert issued for Kick ’em Jenny volcano

The Kick ’em Jenny volcano in Grenada, located 8 km north of Saint Lucia, erupted Saturday evening.

The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre (UWI-SRC) has informed the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) of increased activity at the Kick ’em Jenny submarine volcano, located approximately 8 km north of Grenada.

According to the UWI-SRC, Kick ’em Jenny erupted on the evening of April 29, and felt reports suggest that the eruption was felt in northern Grenada.  As a result, the alert level has been elevated to yellow and a 5 km exclusion zone has been imposed around the summit of the volcano which mariners are asked to strictly observe.

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.”

Currently, there is no tsunami threat to Saint Lucia as a result of the heightened activity of Kick ’em Jenny. However, NEMO officials remain in close contact with authorities in Grenada and the UWI Seismic Research Centre, and will provide updates on the situation as necessary.

For details, contact the NEMO Secretariat at 758.452.3802, 758.452.4318, 758.468.2126 or email at admin@nemo.gov.lc.

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6 Comments

  1. cas
    May 3, 2017 at 10:03 am Reply

    You have 8km north of St. Lucia wow…. You need an editor

    1. Anonymous
      May 3, 2017 at 11:18 am Reply

      FOR REAL CAS I WAS WONDERING HOW THE VOLCANO IS IN GRENADA AND IS LOCATED 8 KM NORTH OF ST.LUCIA

  2. Anonymous
    May 3, 2017 at 10:15 am Reply

    It erupted on Saturday…. Hogwash

  3. 666
    May 3, 2017 at 10:49 am Reply

    I thought our sister Martinique was north of us!

  4. sharon terrell
    May 3, 2017 at 11:43 am Reply

    St.Lucia you’ll need to put you’ll antenas up.And pay attention okay,especially the people who live by the ocean and on the hillsides.And watch and Pray.

  5. Anonymous
    May 10, 2017 at 10:18 pm Reply

    Our God is bigger than our problems, he would take care of this.

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