Sunday, 26 July 2015
The Seismic Research Centre (SRC), University of the West Indies has reported that the activity levels at the Kick ’em Jenny underwater volcano has reduced significantly during the last 48 hours. Since 6:00 pm on Saturday 25 July, no activity was recorded.
On Saturday 25 July at around 5:50 pm, a team including a volcanologist from the SRC, Grenada’s Acting National Disaster Coordinator, and a camera person, participated in a flyover of the Kick ’em Jenny area by helicopter. The volcanologist, Dr Frederic Dondie, 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 have diminished, the Government of Grenada, based on the advice of the SRC has lowered the alert level to YELLOW with immediate effect.
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.
Please be reminded that the official advisories on this matter, and all other disaster related matters will come directly from the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA).
NaDMA will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as necessary.