Mexico Volcano Spitting Ash Half Mile Up

August 31, 2011


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 Iztaccíhuatl at right. View from the International Space Station. Credit: NASA

Source: RedOrbit Staff & Wire Reports

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