Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano erupted around 4 a.m. local time on June 3.
Glowing steam and hot ash lit up the predawn darkness. Smoke shot thousands of feet into the sky.
The volcano regularly puts on such shows.
Only once in the past two decades have people had to be evacuated.
In 2000, some 50,000 people were ordered to leave the vicinity due to an unusually large eruption.