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No chance of tsunami yet


No chance of tsunami yet

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THERE IS NO need to worry about a tsunami in the wake of increased activity from underwater volcano Kick ‘em Jenny.

The Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies said measurements showed the summit of the underwater volcano was still well below the surface of the sea “for an eruption to likely trigger a tsunami”.

As a result it said there was no tsunami watch or warning in effect.

The information came as the Seismic Research Centre and the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) continued to monitor Kick ‘em Jenny in the wake of increased activity on Saturday.

The SRC, in a release, said it had recorded a high amplitude signal, lasting about 25 seconds, on one of the Grenada’s stations. The signal was also recorded on a station on Montserrat. The signal followed an increase in the number of background events associated with the Kick ‘em Jenny volcano.

“In light of the ongoing we are advising all sea users that the five kilometer (3.1 miles) exclusion zone of Kick ‘em Jenny be strictly observed. The SRC has advised that heightened alert is necessary for the exclusion zone.” 

“The population can rest assured that SRC continues to monitor the system and NaDMA will continue to liaise with SRC and provide updates,” the statement said. (PR/HLE)