Popocatepetl Volcano Erupts in San Nicolas de los Ranchos

Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano erupted on Wednesday, September 15, releasing a plume of smoke and ash into the air.

Footage captured by a fixed camera in San Nicolas de los Ranchos, Mexico, shows the moment Popocatepetl erupted on Wednesday.

Local officials urged residents to use face coverings to protect themselves from the falling ash.

The volcano released 89 exhalations and five volcanic explosions within a 24-hour period, according to the National Civil Protection Coordination. Credit: webcamsdemexico via Storyful

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