September 20, 2017
The volcano burst into life at the same time the earthquake battered cities in Mexico – sending a large plume of smoke into the sky.
A church collapsed during mass, killing 15 people, in Atzitzihuacan on the slopes of the volcano, Puebla Governor Jose Antonio Gali said.
At least 248 people – including 22 children – have were killed during the earthquake, and it appears to have sparked activity at the volcano Popocatepetl.
The mountain is known to be very active and previously had a signficant eruption on August 22, sending a volcanic plume some 4km into the air.
Pictures posted on social media appear to show smoke rising from the peak of the 5,426m tall mountain.
This article was posted: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 6:29 am