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Kick 'em Jenny volcano showing increased seismic activity; ships warned to steer clear

Ships sailing in the Caribbean have been told to steer clear of an underwater volcano after it started showing increased seismic activity.
 
The volcano, called Kick 'em Jenny, is located 8-kilometres off  Grenada.
 
The Government of Grenada has imposed a 5-kilometres exclusion zone around Kick 'em Jenny after the alert was raised to orange, which means an eruption could take place within 24 hours.
 
Seismologists said there was no imminent danger to the region.
 
The University of the West Indies Seismic Research Centre in Trinidad said there was no indication that the increased seismic activity would generate a tsunami.
 
It explained that while an eruption was likely, it would probably not produce enough material to dislodge large amounts of water.
                                           


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