UPDATE: Reduced activities with Kick 'em Jenny
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CMC) -- The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) Saturday said that it is continuing to record reduced activity levels at the Kick em’ Jenny under water Volcano.
It said following two small eruptions, there has been “significant reduction in volcanic earthquake activity “up to 6:30 am (local time) on Saturday.
It said however that the Orange level remains in effect and the National Disaster Coordinator, Terence R Walters, said if this trend continues, NaDMA (National Disaster Management Agency) and the SRC will make the decision to lower the alert level. However, the Orange alert level remains in effect.
“The general population is again reminded that there is no need for panic, and that people should go about their daily lives as normal,” he said, adding that the population should only respond to official communication.
Walters has confirmed that upgraded equipment is being installed at the main monitoring station for Kick ‘em Jenny. He said the equipment will allow the authorities here to provide precise data regarding the activities of the volcano, which last erupted in 2001.
Last Thursday, the volcano, which is located eight miles north of Grenada, showed signs of increased activity with more than 150 small earthquakes being registered during a four hour period.
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