Kick em’ Jenny acting up; alert level raised to orange

The Office of Disaster Preparedness and Management (ODPM) has announced that the Kick em’ Jenny (KeJ) Volcano has now been elevated to an Orange Alert Level.

KeJ is one of the most active volcanoes in the Eastern Caribbean and as such the University of the West Indies – Seismic Research Centre (UWI SRC) instruments may record increased earthquake activity beneath the volcano during sustained periods.

Overnight, during March 11-12 2018, a substantial increase in earthquake activity associated with the volcano was recorded.

Volcano site still closed to public

A small surface vent has started developing in the Devil’s Woodyard mud volcano which erupted on Carnival Tuesday spewing noxious gas and dirt some 20 feet in the air.

The volcano is still inaccessible to the public with police officers guarding the site 24/7.

In an interview, Stefon Harrypersad, a member the Geological Society of T&T, said the appearance of the vent is quite normal. He added that the GSTT team went back to the location on Saturday to continue mapping the site.