Timelapse video shows volcano erupting

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MEXICO CITY - ABC News has obtained new timelapse video that shows Mexico’s Popocatepetl volcano erupting. 

Popocatepetl –“smoking mountain” in the Nahuatl language-- erupted early Thursday morning.

The volcano has been spewing steam and gases for several days, but authorities have said there is no imminent danger, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Authorities have said there is no link between the volcanic activity and the recent series of earthquakes in Mexico.

Officials describe the activity as normal and not a cause for alarm.

Officials have warned people not to approach the area around the volcano because of the danger of “ballistic fragments.”

The 17,797-foot volcano has been periodically erupting since 1994, according to the Associated Press. 

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