Increased seismic activity at Kick ’em Jenny
THE SEISMIC RESEARCH Centre of the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad has notified authorities in the Eastern Caribbean that there has been heightened seismic activities at Kick ’em Jenny which is an underwater volcano located in the Southern Grenadines.
As a result of the increased activities, the Government of Grenada has issued an alert to all maritime interests to strictly observe the Kick ’em Jenny Volcano Exclusion Zone of five kilometres around the summit of the volcano.
This is according to a release from St Vincent and The Grenadines’ National Emergency Management Organisation.
NEMO said director of maritime affairs, Commander David Robin will prepare guidance notes and coordinates which will be issued to the maritime public locally, regionally and internationally during the course of the day.
Director the Seismic Research Centre Dr Richard Robertson, who is currently in St Vincent and the Grenadines, will make a statement on this situation later today. (PR/NB)