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Grenada on alert for increased volcanic activity

Published:Tuesday | March 13, 2018 | 10:49 AM

The National Disaster Management Agency in Grenada, has raised the alert level for the underwater volcano, Kick ‘em Jenny from yellow to orange because the activities have increased.

The agency says it has been working with the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre of the University of the West Indies in monitoring the situation and with this increase in the alert level, ships and other marine operators must obey five kilometre exclusion zone.

In May last year, the disaster agency warned Grenadians that they should expect more eruptions of the underwater volcano.

It noted then that volcanic episodes at Kick em’ Jenny usually consist of several eruptions lasting over several days before returning to repose.

The disaster agency said people in coastal areas should lookout for unusual material that might be ejected during the eruption.

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