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Earthquakes at Apoyeque volcano, Nicaragua 30 September 2009

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There has been a flurry of earthquakes under Apoyeque volcano in central western Nicaragua. The Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales (INETER) seismic monitor lists eight earthquakes since 20:00 local time on 29 September (03:00 GMT 30 September), with magnitudes varying between 1.6 and 3.1. No property damage has been caused, and there have been no injuries.

Javier Mejía, INETER subdirector, is quoted in La Prensa as calling the activity ‘normal for a volcano such as Apoyeque’. Seismic swarms occurred at Apoyeque in 2001 and 2007, with the 2001 swarm including quakes up to magnitude 5.2.

News
Apoyeque produce sismosLa Prensa, 30 September 2009

Information
Global Volcanism Program: Apoyeque – summary information for Apoyeque (1404-091)
Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales – INETER main page

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