Video: Volcano erupts in Mexico

  • 05/04/2016
Video: Volcano erupts in Mexico

Dramatic pictures have emerged showing Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano lighting up the night sky as it erupts.

The volcano, near Mexico City, spewed ash and smoke thousands of metres high above the crater.

There have been a series of rumblings around the volcano in recent months, but this is the most spectacular eruption.

Mexico has about 3000 volcanoes, but only a handful are considered active.