On Thursday, July 23rd from 1:25am to 3:00am local time, a strong continuous signal was observed on instruments monitoring the Kick ‘em Jenny submarine volcano.
Signs of elevated seismicity (earthquakes) began on 11th July and continue to present. For the period since the 11th July a total of more than 200 micro and small earthquakes, of varying magnitudes, have been recorded, with the largest, prior to the strong signal, less than magnitude 3.0.
There have also been observations from divers of degassing occurring off the west coast of Grenada in the Moliniere Sculpture Park area. This activity is being closely monitored by The UWI-SRC and further updates would be issued as more information becomes available.
As a result of the increased activities to at Kick em’ Jenny, the Government of Grenada has issued an alert to all Maritime interests to strictly observe the Kick em’ Jenny Volcano Exclusion Zone of five (5) kilometers around the summit of the volcano.
Dr. Richard Robertson, Director the Seismic Research Center of the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad, who is currently in St. Vincent and the Grenadines will make a statement on this situation later today.