Volcano Popocatepetl Spews 2,000 Metre-High Column Of Ash

Popocatepetl
This is the incredible scene as a huge volcano erupts and starts throwing a tower of hot ash into the air.
 
Captured on series of CCTV cameras the eruption was caught from a variety of angles.
 
The eruption of Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano happened on Easter Sunday at around 9.30am local time
(4.30pm BST)
 
It started spewing a column of gas and ash into the air to the height of around 2,000 metres, roughly 6,500ft.
 
Local officials have encouraged nearby residents to cover their noses and mouths with a moist towel while the ash is in the air.
 
A 7.5mile security cordon remains around the volcano to stop people getting close to the crater.
 
Popocatepetl, in central Mexico, last had a major eruption in 2000, when more than 40,000 people had to evacuated.
 
Mexico contains more than 3,000 volcanoes but only 14 are considered active.
 
Popocatepetl is located around 70 kilometres (43 miles) southeast of Mexico City.
Courtesy of mirror.co.uk

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