Massive ash column rises into sky after volcano in Mexico erupts

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AUSTIN (KXAN/ NBC News) — Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano came to life Friday evening with a massive eruption that spewed ash hundreds of feet into the sky, according to local media reports.

The column of ash reportedly reached some 8,200 feet into the air over Central Mexico.

Popocatepetl is the second highest mountain in Mexico and the fifth highest peak in North America.

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