Photo: The Popocatepetl volcano
The Popocatepetl volcano over Mexico City is once again active.
The Popocatepetl, a gigantic 17,886-foot mountain that towers over Mexico City, shot a monumental cloud of ash about 2 miles over its crater Friday morning.
Mexico’s national disaster prevention agency indicated that the mountain shook for several minutes before a massive cloud of ash burst out, drifting first to the west and then turning back and heading east going toward Puebla.
The agency has urged citizens to stay at least 7 miles away from the crater, which is about 40 miles southeast of the capital city.
No threat reports have been issued, and the alert level remains “yellow,” which is still a moderate-level warning.