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No tsunami warning for DR due to underwater volcano

Santo Domingo.– The National Weather Office (Onamet) said there is no tsunami warning for Dominican Republic after Grenada’s underwater volcano Kick’em Jenny registered an increasing activity during the last 24 hours.

The Tsunami-Warning Unit, together with the Puerto Rico Seismic Network, keeps monitoring the situation of the underwater volcano, located located 8 km north of the island of Grenada and about 8 km west of Ronde Island in the Grenadines.

The Seismic Research Center of the University of the West Indies hasn’t issued tsunami warning currently. ““No tsunami warning has been issued for Grenada or any other neighbouring islands of the Lesser Antilles,” UWI-SRC mentioned in the advisories issued on Thursday. Kick ‘em Jenny volcano, discovered in the 1930s, has erupted 12 times beneath the surface of the Caribbean Sea, most recently in 2001.

Source: DT

July 25, 2015

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