Dramatic eruption by Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano

Credit: Reuters Studio
Published on August 13, 2019 - Duration: 00:48s

Dramatic eruption by Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano

Rock and ash spewed high into the sky when Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano erupted at dawn Tuesday.

Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

Advertisement

Dramatic eruption by Mexico's Popocatepetl volcano

Broadcasters: MUST COURTESY WEBCAMSDEMEXICO.COM Digital: MUST COURTESY WEBCAMSDEMEXICO.COM .

For Reuters customers only.

Mexico's majestic Popocatepetl volcano erupted early on Tuesday (August 13) morning, in a dramatic show of ash, water vapour and gas.

The dramatic eruption at 5:43 am local time (1143 GMT) spewed ash followed by incandescent rock.

Shortly after sunrise a new plume of ash and gas emerged from the snowcapped crater, reaching some 1,000 metres (3,200 feet) into the blue sky.

Popocatepetl is 5,426 metres (17,802 feet) tall and is the second highest mountain in Mexico and the fifth highest in North America.

You are here

Recent related videos from verified sources

View Inside a Volcanic Crater 01:21
Credit: Viral Hog Content - Published on August 15, 2019 

Mexico's El Popo volcano spews smoke and ash 00:44
Credit: Reuters Studio - Published on July 25, 2019 

You might like