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Mexico’s Popocatépetl volcano spews ash in four regions of state

State of Mexico — Early Tuesday, ash from Mexico’s Popocatépetl has been recorded in four regions. Popocatépetl, which is one of North America’s most active volcanoes, towers over central Mexico. Popocatépetl has been erupting since January 2005, with near constant venting.

Tuesday morning, residents in the regions of Amecameca, Acuautla Ecatzingo, Ozumba and Tepetlixpa, in the State of Mexico, said the National Coordinator of Civil Protection, Luis Felipe Puente Espinosa.

He says as of early Tuesday, the Popocatépetl volcano began another series of explosive activity whose incandescent fragments were blown up to 400 meters away from the volcano’s slope.

An exhalation of two kilometers in height was reported, causing ash to fall in Amecameca, Acuautla Ecatzingo, Ozumba and Tepetlixpa, reported the National Center for Disaster Prevention.

The Director General of the National Center for Disaster Prevention, Carlos Valdés González, included a 15-second video of the volcanic activity.