The UWI Seismic Research Center has heightened the alert level for the Kick’em Jenny volcano, which is located approximately 8KM North of Grenada. The alert level has been changed to orange – which means it could start erupting with less than a day’s warning.
In a release posted to their website the UWI Seismic Research Center stated that from 1:25 AM to 3 AM, a strong continuous signal was observed on instruments monitoring the 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.”