Apoyeque volcano news & activity updates
Apoyeque volcano (Nicaragua): earthquake swarm near Laguna Xiloá
Saturday Sep 08, 2012 06:31 AM | AUTEUR : T
Time and depth of recent quakes beneath Apoyeque
location of recent quakes at Apoyeque volcano
A number of shallow quakes including several of magnitude >3 have been registered since Friday (7 Sep) beneath the Apoyeque volcano complex in Nicaragua. Most quakes are located around the maar Laguna Xiloá, one of the volcano's active vents.
Current seismic signal (APYN station, INETER)
Apoyeque volcano is located only 10 km northwest of the capital Managua which would be directly threatened by a new eruption. INETER and the government issued a green advisory alert.
Local volcanologists are planning to travel to the volcano to investigate the earthquakes causes.
It is possible that the quakes are related to the magitude-7.6 earthquake that hit neighboring Costa Rica on Wednesday.
- Nicaraguan officials on alert for seismic activity
- Current earthquakes at Apoyeque volcano