Mexico volcano Popocatepetl erupts shooting ash and smokeStaff Writer | November 25, 2017
A volcano in Mexico has erupted, spewing smoke and ash more than two miles into the air.
LatAm Popocatepetl has been active since the mid-1990s
The first explosion occurred on Friday, with two more overnight, covering nearby villages in ash and smoke.
Popocatepetl has been active since the mid-1990s and authorities have placed the volcano on yellow alert, urging residents to avoid outdoor activities.
There are more than 3,000 volcanos in Mexico - 14 of which are considered active.
Popocatepetl regularly emits smoke and ash but is rarely considered life-threatening. A massive eruption in 2000 forced the evacuation of around 50,000 people. ■