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mar, 11 sep 2012, 10:05
La sismicidad en la parte este del volcán Apoyeque aparentemente ha cesado, el último sismo localizado fue el del 8 de septiembre. leer todo
lun, 10 sep 2012, 08:39
Map of recent quakes at Apoyeque volcano (INETER)
Sismicidad alrededor de volcán Apoyeque cerca de la ciudad de Managua ha venido disminuyendo, informes INETER. El Sep 8, todavía había 3 terremotos de magnitudes entre 1.7-2.5 a profundidades entre 7.8 3.7 km mientras no temblores se registraron en 9 que Sep. INETER mantiene una estrecha vigilancia en esta zona también. ... leer todo

Apoyeque volcano

Escudo piroclástico 518 m / 1,699 ft
Nicaragua, 12.24°N / -86.34°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 29 Feb 2020

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
Erupciones del volcán Apoyeque: 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)

Latest nearby earthquakes

Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadDistanciaUbicación
Thu, 4 Mar 2021 (GMT) (3 temblores)
4 mar 2021 10:06 (GMT -6) (4 Mar 2021 16:06:05 GMT)
4.6

72 km - More
95 kmOcéano Pacífico Norte, 83 km al sur de Managua, Nicaragua
3 mar 2021 18:38 (GMT -6) (4 Mar 2021 00:38:55 GMT)
2.8

39 km - More
118 kmOcéano Pacífico Norte, 53 km al suroeste de Chinandega, Nicaragua
3 mar 2021 18:38 (GMT -6) (4 Mar 2021 00:38:55 GMT)
2.8

39 km - More
118 kmOcéano Pacífico Norte, 53 km al suroeste de Chinandega, Nicaragua
Wed, 3 Mar 2021 (GMT) (2 temblores)
3 mar 2021 10:39 (GMT -6) (3 Mar 2021 16:39:23 GMT)
1.3

5 km - More
156 km2 Km Al Noreste De Volcán Cosiguina, Nicaragua
3 mar 2021 02:37 (GMT -6) (3 Mar 2021 08:37:47 GMT)
3.4

10 km - More
92 km20 km al noreste de Chinandega, 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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