SINT MAARTEN/CARIBBEAN - An Orange alert has been issued for the Kick Em Jenny Volcano in Grenada due to heightened activity.
Grenada’s National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) through the technical support provided by the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Center in Port-of Spain, Trinidad, issued an advisory on Tuesday indicating that the alert level has been raised from Yellow to Orange.
The statement said that with this increase in the alert level, ships and other marine operators are asked to observe the exclusion zone of 5 km/3.1miles.
Increased monitoring will be taking place.
Kick 'em Jenny is a submarine volcano located 8km north of Grenada (12.18°N, 61.38°W). The volcano is about 1300m high and 300m wide at its summit, which is currently thought to be about 180m below the surface of the sea.
The SRC says, as far as we know, Kick 'em Jenny is the only 'live' (likely to erupt again) submarine volcano in the Eastern Caribbean. It is also the most frequently active volcano in the region, erupting at least 13 times since it was discovered in 1939.
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