Popocatepetl volcano in Mexico is currently spewing ash and boulders into the atmosphere and surrounding area.
CENAPRED (Centro Nacional de Prevención de Desastres), The National Center for Prevention of Disasters in Mexico, have raised the alert status to yellow, the third highest.
The current activity is not a full scale eruption but locals are watching the rumbling “Popo” nervously.
We will keep tracking the ash cloud on our flight radars – hopefully aviation will not be significantly affected.
The volcano lies only 70 kilometers SE of Mexico City from where activity can often be seen.
Name: Mount Popocatepetl
Lat/Lon: 19.02, -98.62
Summit: 5,426m, 17802ft
Volcano Number: 1401-09
Recent Eruptions: Year 2,000 large eruption and evacuation. 2,005 explosive event
Status at 19:00 UTC April 21 2012: Ongoing emissions of Volcanic Ash and Gases.