Spectacular Footage Shows Powerful Explosion at the Popocatepetl Volcano

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An explosion occurred at Popocatepetl Volcano in Mexico on Thursday, October 5, as seen in this video. Fragments also fell up to 600 meters from the crater after the eruption.

Pyroclastic flows and mudflows are still a safety risk; local authorities put a 7.4 mile safety radius in place in order to prevent anyone from remaining in the area, according to reports. Credit: webcamsdemexico via Storyful

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