Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano spews ash 3.5 km into sky

WATCH ABOVE: An explosion at Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano sent a mix of steam, gas and ash 3.5 kilometres into the sky, according to local authorities.

MEXICO CITY – Authorities say the Popocatepetl volcano located just southeast of Mexico City has registered an explosion that spewed a mix of steam, gas and ashes about 3.5 kilometres into the air.

Mexico’s National Center for Disaster Prevention says that the flare up occurred on Friday afternoon and that the amount of ash mix released was “moderate.”

Popocatepetl is an active volcano, and the second tallest volcano in the country. It is located 72 kilometres from the capital, and close to Morelos, Puebla and Mexico states.

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