The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) of Grenada through the technical support provided by the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Center in Port-of –Spain, Trinidad wishes to advise the General Public that due to increased activities of the Kick em’ Jenny Volcano the alert level has been raised from Yellow to ORANGE.
With this increase in the alert level, ships and other marine operators are asked to observe the exclusion zone of 5 km/3.1miles.
The Kick-‘em-Jenny volcano is the only known, live submarine volcano in the Lesser Antilles arc; it erupts on average every 10-11 years and its activity is monitored by The University of the West Indies, Seismic Research Centre. pic.twitter.com/aemvOEyJ7H
— TTWeatherCenter (@TTWeatherCenter) March 12, 2018
NaDMA in collaboration with the University of the West Indies Seismic Research Center will continue to monitor the activities of Kick em’ Jenny and will update the public as necessary.
What Alert Level Orange Means: Highly elevated level of seismic and/or fumarolic activity or other unusual activity. Eruption may begin with less than twenty-four hours notice.
Action by Scientists: All regional governments alerted through Disaster Coordinators and Venezuelan diplomatic missions. – Sauteurs Observatory continuously manned. – Continuous communication with NaDMA. (GRENADA and St. Vincent and the Grenadines). – Summit area under continuous visual surveillance. – Scientists and emergency personnel within exclusion zones maintain continuous contact with the Observatory.
Recommended Action by Civil Authorities & the Public: Vulnerable communities advised of evacuation routes and transport put on standby. – Local radio stations in Grenada, St. Vincent, Barbados and Trinidad placed on alert. – Public listens to local radio continuously for updates and visits the Seismic Research Centre website if possible. -All shipping stays outside the first exclusion zone (1.5km from the summit). – Non-essential shipping (pleasure craft etc) stays 5km clear of the summit (second exclusion zone). – Visiting scientists who are not taking part in essential monitoring are regarded as non-essential.
Currently there is NO Tsunami threat for Trinidad and Tobago or the region, and these activities are in no way related to our mud volcanoes.
Please be reminded that the official advisories on Kick ‘em Jenny are under the jurisdiction of the Government of Grenada through the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA). (Trinidad and Tobago Weather Centre)