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Popocatépetl throws a burst of ash more than a kilometer into the air

Puebla, Mexico — A massive cloud of volcanic fumes were shot out of the Popocatépetl volcano early Wednesday morning with ash being recorded approximately 1,200 meters above the level of the crater.

The General Coordination of Civil Protection of the State of Puebla reported the latest burst of activity from a volcano that rarely seems to sleep. The local agency reported that the colossus continuously emits water vapor and gases.

The National Center for Disaster Prevention report ash fall for several kilometers and sent a recommendation through social media to cover the nose and mouth with a wet handkerchief or mask, as well as cleaning eyes and throat with pure water.

The Popocatépetl volcano is one of the most active in Mexico. After laying dormant for nearly 50 years, the volcano suddenly came back to life in 1994, regularly producing powerful explosions that can seen felt and seen for miles.