Mexico's disaster-prevention agency said the eruption was not related to last week's earthquake that killed 337 people
Northern side of Mexican volcano Popocatépetl seen from the Paso de Cortés mountain pass , photo: Wikimedia
27 of September 2017 15:57:27
MEXICO CITY – The Popocatépetl volcano outside Mexico City has spewed glowing rock and dumped ash over nearby towns.Mexico's national disaster-prevention agency says the volcano also known to locals as "Don Goyo" erupted for several hours Wednesday morning.Its monitoring cameras detected incandescent rocks landing more than a half-mile (1,000 meters) down the slope. The agency also reported ash fall in towns west of the peak.