The area around San Nicolás de los Ranchos, in Mexico’s Puebla, experienced an explosive 24 hours on August 13 due to a series of events at the Popocatepetl volcano.
Mexico’s National Center for Disaster Prevention reported that five moderate and two major explosions occurred on August 13.
The agency issued a phase yellow warning urging people to not approach the volcano due to “the danger of falling ballistic fragments,” coupled with a risk of mudslides as heavy rain threatens the area.
The volcano can be seen spitting smoke into the sky and spewing lava, in the video from Webcams de Mexico. Credit: Nicola Rustichelli via Storyful