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Apoyeque volcano

Updated: Jul 5, 2022 03:41 GMT - Refresh
pyroclastic shield 518 m / 1,699 ft
Nicaragua, 12.24°N / -86.34°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 15 Dec 2021

Apoyeque volcano forms the broad Chiltepe Peninsula in western Nicaragua and extends into south central Lake Managua
The Apoyeque volcano is part of a larger volcanic complex and consists of a low 500 m high shield cut by a 2.8 km wide and 400 deep lake-filled caldera and a 2.5 x 3 km wide explosion crater, the lake-filled Xiloá (Jiloá) maar, immediately SE of Apoyeque.
Present activity consists of active fumaroles in Laguna Xiloá and at the northern caldera rim.

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Typical eruption style: explosive
Apoyeque volcano eruptions: 50 BC ± 100 (Chiltepe Tephra, Apoyeque), 1050 BC ± 100 (Los Cedros Tephra), 2550 BC ± 1000 (Mateare Tephra, West Chiltepe Peninsula), 4160 BC ± 30 (Laguna Xiloá)
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Sunday, July 3, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 3, 2022 1:58 am (GMT -6) (Jul 3, 2022 07:58 GMT)
2.4

107 km
38 km (24 mi)
13 Km Al Sureste De El Transito, Nicaragua
Sunday, June 26, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 26, 2022 1:06 am (GMT -6) (Jun 26, 2022 07:06 GMT)
2.4

31 km
32 km (20 mi)
6 Km Al Sur De Puerto Momotombo, Nicaragua
Saturday, June 25, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 25, 2022 5:27 pm (GMT -6) (Jun 25, 2022 23:27 GMT)
2.7

5 km
36 km (22 mi)
NICARAGUA
Friday, June 24, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 24, 2022 1:39 pm (GMT -6) (Jun 24, 2022 19:39 GMT)
2.6

11 km
29 km (18 mi)
9 Km Al Noreste De Ticuantepe, Nicaragua
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 22, 2022 11:47 am (GMT -6) (Jun 22, 2022 17:47 GMT)
3.4

87 km
36 km (22 mi)
NICARAGUA

Background

Apoyeque is part of the Chiltepe pyroclastic shield volcano, one of 3 large ignimbrite shields on the Nicaraguan volcanic front. The caldera formed after a VEI 6 plinian eruption which left a thick mantle of dacitic pumice that blankets the surrounding area (Chiltepe Tephra).
Other features of the volcano include:
The Talpetatl lava dome was constructed between Laguna Xiloá and Lake Managua.
Pumiceous pyroclastic flows from Laguna Xiloá were erupted about 6100 years ago and overlie deposits of comparable age from the Masaya plinian eruption.
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Source: Smithsonian / GVP Apoyeque volcano information


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