Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Apoyeque
Apoyeque stratovolcano forms the large Chiltepe Peninsula in central Lake Managua. A 2.8-km wide, 500-m-deep caldera truncates the volcano's summit, below and to the left of the airplane wing. Laguna de Jiloa, the large lake in the foreground, lies immediately SE of Apoyeque. The age of the latest eruption of Apoyeque is not known, but human footprints underlie pumice deposits thought to originate from Apoyeque volcano or a nearby vent beneath Lake Managua. Momotombo volcano is visible in the distance to the NW across Lake Managua. Photo by Jaime Incer, 1981.
Volcano Number:344091
Volcano Name:Apoyeque
Country:Nicaragua
Volcano Type:Pyroclastic shield
Last Eruption:-50
Elevation:518m
Tectonic Setting:Subduction zone / Continental crust (> 25 km)
Pop. within 5km:2369
Pop. within 10km:116718
Pop. within 30km:1342581
Pop. within 100km:3445854
Latitude:12.242
Longitude:-86.342



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
344091 Apoyeque 10974 Confirmed Eruption 5 Laguna XiloĆ” Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -4160
344091 Apoyeque 10975 Confirmed Eruption 5 W Chiltepe Peninsula Mateare Tephra Tephrochronology -2550
344091 Apoyeque 10976 Confirmed Eruption 4 Los Cedros Tephra Tephrochronology -1050
344091 Apoyeque 10977 Confirmed Eruption 6 Apoyeque Chiltepe Tephra Tephrochronology -50
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


Data from the Earthchem Portal


Data from the SESAR Database


Data from the MaGa Database
Location: Laguna de Apoyeque (View Details at MaGa DB)
Description: Apoyeque is a pyroclastic shield, located in the Chiltepe Peninsula Natural Reserve in Nicaragua. It has a 2.8-km wide, 400-m-deep, lake-filled caldera. The lake at its center, Apoyeque lake, also called Laguna de Apoyaque, its shore 100 meters below the peak of the caldera, at its bottom reaches down to sea level.
Hazard Description: not reported
Type: lake
Region: Managua Department, Nicaragua
Country: Nicaragua
Volcanic Complex: Laguna de Apoyeque
Gas Flux Data:
Measurement Name Detail Specie Flux Std. Dev. Unit of Measure
Apoyeque_01012010 Detail CO2 211.7 12.9 Mg/d

Location: Laguna de Xiloa (View Details at MaGa DB)
Description: The volcanic lagoon of Xiloa is located about 20 kilometers north of Managua.An interesting aspect of the lagoon is the presence of geothermal vents. Water is heated by these vents, and this heat can be seen and felt when diving around them.
Hazard Description: not reported
Type: lake
Region: Managua Department, Nicaragua
Country: Nicaragua
Volcanic Complex: Laguna de Xiloa
Gas Flux Data:
Measurement Name Detail Specie Flux Std. Dev. Unit of Measure
Jiloa_01012006 Detail CO2 374 14 Mg/d