Ash Shoots Into Sky Above Mexico's Popocatepetl as Volcano Exhales

Mexico’s Popocatépetl volcano spewed volcanic gases and ash on December 28, prompting the country’s disaster agency to issue a yellow alert.

This footage, shot by Webcams de México, shows plumes of ash erupting from the peak and blowing southward.

Mexico’s National Center for Prevention of Disasters (CENAPRED) urged people not to approach the volcano “due to the danger posed by falling ballistic fragments” and possible mud slides in the event of heavy rain.

A yellow alert remained in place as of December 29, with CENAPRED recording at least 22 exhalations and 1007 minutes of seismic tremor. Credit: Nicola Rustichelli via Storyful