Yesterday, there was a dramatic eruption of a Mexican volcano that was caught on video.

According to

"Popocatépetl, the sometimes threatening volcano 43 miles southeast of Mexico City, exploded on June 17, 2013, spewing ash up to 2.5 miles into the air. A well-placed webcam captured this amazing footage.

Authorities monitor the volcano closely. As Latin Times pointed out, "In May, activity on Popocatépetl was enough to force authorities to announce evacuation plans to nearby residents and instruct them to remain vigilant."

Here's the dramatic video of the volcano erupting: