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TLAMACAS, MEXICO (CBS) — Mexico’s mighty Popocatepetl volcano erupted early Sunday morning, with a dramatic show of lava and an ash column rising some 3,281 feet into the night sky.
According to reports, the explosion sent lava spewing onto the mountain’s flanks and a massive column of ash and gases rising above the volcano’s crater.
Popocatepetl is 17,802 feet tall and is the second-highest mountain in Mexico and the fifth-highest in North America.
El Popo, as it is affectionately known locally, is one of Mexico’s most active volcanoes.