The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre has informed the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) of “increased activities” at the Kick ’em Jenny submarine volcano which is located north of Grenada.
According to the Seismic Research Centre, Kick ’em Jenny erupted on the evening of Saturday, April 29, 2017 and reports suggest that the eruption was felt in northern Grenada.
As a result, the Government of Grenada through the National Disaster Management Agency has imposed a 5 kilometer exclusion zone around the summit of the volcano which mariners are asked to strictly observe.
Currently there is NO Tsunami threat for St. Vincent and the Grenadines or the region, and these activities are in no way related to our La Soufriere volcano.
However, NEMO officials remain in close contact with authorities in Grenada and the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre and will provide updates on the situation as necessary.