Mexico's Popocatepetl Volcano Erupts, Releasing 'Incandescent Material' Into Sky

Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano in San Matias Tlalancaleca erupted on Friday, January 6, releasing a plume of “incandescent material” into the air, local authorities said.

Footage captured by a fixed camera in San Nicolas de los Ranchos, Mexico, shows the moment Popocatepetl erupted early on Friday morning.

The National Civil and Protection Service said the explosion occurred at 5:53 am and urged residents in the region to take precaution from ash emissions by wearing face coverings and covering water tanks. Credit: Webcams de Mexico via Storyful

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