By Patricia Rey-Mallen, May 09, 2013 03:34 PM EDT
(PHOTO CREDIT: Creative Commons) At 17,900 feet, Popocatépetl is the second highest peak in Mexico.
Mexico's long dormant volcano Popocatépetl began erupting again, continuing the activity that started in mid-April. Situated in the state of Puebla, one of the most populated in the country, the eruption caused the worry of millions of people.
The eruption began at 7 30 p.m. on Tuesday, with emission of steam and ash that reached as far as 700 meters from the volcano. Puebla's airport has been shut down and the ash has covered the city.
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The National Center for Disaster Prevention of Mexico said that that incandescent fragments had been seen falling on the north slopes, reaching an average of 300 meters.
Watch the ash falling in the video below: