August 31, 2011
Mexico Volcano Spitting Ash Half Mile Up
A volcano just south of Mexico City has started shooting ash out of its crater, reports the Associated Press.The Popocatepetl volcano spewed ash over a half mile into the sky four times on Tuesday, according to Mexico's national disaster prevention agency.
The agency is asking people to stay at least 7 miles away from the crater of this volcano.
The 17,886-foot volcano is about 40 miles south of Mexico City.
Image Caption: Popocatepetl sends a plume of volcanic ash south on January 23, 2001, with IztaccÃhuatl at right. View from the International Space Station. Credit: NASA