Friday 22 September 2017

Video: Moment Volcano in Mexico erupts sending ash three miles high

Mark McConville

Mark McConville

THIS video shows Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano, one of the most active in the world, erupting - spewing ash and rock three miles high.

Shockwaves can be seen at the beginning of the footage, followed by the horrifying eruption - sending burning debris to surrounding areas.

 

The volcano sits 43 miles away from a nearby Mexico city, with authorities warning that the ash could reach the city with winds blowing in that direction.

 

It rated yellow, at phase 2 - which means people are discouraged to go within 12km of the active volcano.

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