Mexico sets shelters as volcano shakes, spews ash

May 13, 2013 4:16 AM

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Mexico sets shelters as volcano shakes, spews ash

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Seismic activity has increased at the Popocatepetl volcano near Mexico City, leading authorities to alert towns in two central states and the capital.

Mexico's National Disaster Prevention Center says the white-capped volcano spewed a plume of steam more than a half mile into the sky. The volcano shook during Saturday night, sometimes emitting glowing rock over the crater.

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