The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) in Kingstown says it has been informed of “increased activities” at the Kick ‘em Jenny submarine volcano located north of Grenada (12.18°N, 61.38°W).
The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) of Grenada continues to collaborate with the Seismic Research Centre (SRC), University of the West Indies to monitor activities at the Kick em’ Jenny volcano.
The Government of Grenada through NaDMA has, therefore, imposed a 5 kilometre (3.1 miles) exclusion zone around Kick ‘em Jenny.
All mariners are asked to strictly observe this restriction and to continue to monitor releases from the Government of Grenada, NEMO, and the Seismic Research Centre (SRC).
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, NEMO said.
Residents in the Southern Grenadines are asked to continue to monitor and mariners to strictly observe the exclusion zone.
NEMO said it will continue to update the public on activities at the Kick ‘em Jenny submarine volcano.
NEMO also reminded the public that the official advisories on Kick ‘em Jenny are under the jurisdiction of the Government of Grenada, through NaDMA.