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Kick-‘Em-Jenny volcano returns to normal

The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) said on Wednesday that it has been informed that the activities at the Kick-‘Em-Jenny submarine volcano have ceased and returned to normal.

“According to information received from the Seismic Research Centre (SRC), University of the West Indies, since Sunday the activities have ceased, and seismic activity at the volcano has returned to normal levels,” NEMO said in a press statement.

The alert level at Kick-‘Em-Jenny remains yellow with an exclusion zone of 1.5 km from the summit of the volcano in effect and should be strictly observed.

There are currently four seismic stations monitoring Kick ‘em Jenny in the area of Grenada, NEMO said.  

In 2018, there was a period of high-level Kick-‘Em-Jenny seismicity that was not followed by an eruption.

This was followed by another period of high-level seismicity during the period from April 11 to June 5, 2020, which also did not culminate in eruptive activity.

Earthquakes associated with Kick ‘em-Jenny volcanic activity are often felt in northern Grenada, the Grenadines, and of distances up to 400 km from the volcano.