Map of Nicaragua, showing location of Chiltepe peninsula and Nicaragua volcanic front.
|Elevation||518 m (1,699 ft)|
|Last eruption||50 BC ± 1000 years|
Apoyeque is a volcanic complex that formed and occuplies the Chiltepe Peninsula. It is part of the Chiltepe pyroclastic shield volcano, one of three ignimbrite shields on the Nicaraguan volcanic front.
Apoyeque, as well as the entire Chiltepe peninsula are part of the Managua administrative region, in close proximity to city of Managua, Nicaragua's capital.
Immediately Southeast of Apoyeque peak is the 2.5 x 3 kilometer wide lake-filled Xiloá (Jiloá) maar, a part of the Apoyeque complex.
In addition to the Chiltepe dome (volcán Chiltepe), which is used synonymously with Apoyeque, the Apoyeque complex contains the Jiloa caldera (Laguna de Jiloa aka Xiloá), the Miraflores dome and the Cerro Talpetate dome.
An eruption of Laguna Xiloá 6100 years ago produced pumiceous pyroclastic flows that overlay similar deposits of similar age from Masaya.
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