Popocatepetl Volcano Explodes Releasing Lava and Smoke Into the Air

The Popocatepetl Volcano in Puebla, Mexico, exploded releasing lava and smoke into the air, as seen in this timelapse video recorded on November 28.

148 discharges of water vapor, gas, and low amounts of ash from the volcano were recorded by Mexico’s National Center for Disaster Prevention.

The National Disaster Prevention Center urged civilians not to get too close to the volcano and issued a Yellow Phase 2 warning in place. The center also warned of explosive activity, light to moderate ash showers in nearby towns, and short-range mudflows. Credit: webcamsdemmexico via Storyful