This footage shows an explosive eruption of the volcano Popocatépetl, located in Mexico, caught on a webcam. It’s 43 seconds long, but if you click it and it looks like nothing is happening, wait until about 18 seconds in. WOW!

This footage was captured only a few days ago, on June 18, 2013.

Popocatépetl is located in south-central Mexico. It’s one of the most active volcanoes in the Western Hemisphere, with at least 15 major eruptions recorded since the Spanish conquest of Mexico in the early 16th century. Some monasteries built by the Spanish on the slopes of the mountain are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

I love stuff like this, things that show us just how amazing and active our world really is, day in and day out.