Mexico's Popocatepetl Volcano Sends Column of Ash and Smoke Into Sky

The Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico sent a plume of smoke and ash into the air on February 26, during a 24-hour period of elevated activity that prompted officials to issue a yellow warning for the area.

Footage shot from the nearby town of San Nicolás de los Ranchos Puebla shows a column of smoke and ash shoot into the sky from the volcano’s center.

The National Civil Protection Coordination said it recorded 145 exhalations, 598 minutes of tremor and one minor explosion from February 26 to February 27. Credit: Webcams de Mexico via Storyful