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Birds fly in the foreground Friday as a plume of ash and steam rises from Popocatepetl volcano as seen from San Andres Cholula, Mexico. The volcano continues to shoot ash into the sky southeast of Mexico’s capital.

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Mexico volcano spews glowing rock, tower of ash

The white-capped volcano that looms over Mexico City emitted a terrifying low-pitched roar Friday and spewed roiling towers of ash and steam as it vented the pressure built up by a massive chamber of magma beneath its slopes.


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