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Watch: Mexico's Popocatépetl volcano erupts

Posted at 9:51 AM, Mar 30, 2016

The Popocatépetl volcano is located in Puebla, Mexico a little less than 45 miles southeast of Mexico City.

This volcano is one of Mexico's most active, and eruptions of hot ash and gas over the last few days have caused authorities to place a 7-mile exclusion zone around the volcano.

In the video, you can see the volcano spewing those ashes more than a mile into the air.

It's been an active week for volcanoes. Another volcano in Alaska erupted over the weekend and flights were cancelled.

The United States Geological Survey, or USGS, is responsible for tracking volcano eruptions across the United States.

The National Weather Service will issue ashfall advisories and warnings if volcanic ash decreases visibility or poses a threat to people, and those advisories and warnings can be sent directly to your smartphone via the Storm Shield App.