Mexico's Volcano Explodes, Sends Ash 1Km High

Mexico's Volcano Explodes, Sends Ash 1Km High

Mexico’s famous Popocatepetl volcano exploded Monday night sending a plume of ash 1.2km into the sky that has covered some houses in the area with the carbon.

The Civil Protection of Mexico (CPM) reported by Twitter that at around 9:40 pm Monday night the volcano, that lies between the states of Mexico, Puebla, and Morelos exploded, covering 2.5 km of its slopes with molten lava.

The state agency warns residents in the area to avoid the 12 km radius around the active site that is now at ‘phase yellow’ meaning people should watch for pyroclastic flows and wear protective masks because of ash in the air.