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Chile volcano roars to life; red alert issued

Monday, December 24, 2012
Chiles Copahue volcano roared to life Sunday, December, 23, 2012.

Chile's Copahue volcano roared to life Sunday, December, 23, 2012. (KABC Photo)

A red alert has been issued in Chile after a volcano roared to life.

The volcano near the border with Argentina began spewing ash and gas on Sunday. The red alert is the most severe in Chile's warning system.

The cloud was already about a mile high as of Monday morning. No evacuation orders have been issued.

The last significant eruption occurred from July to October back in 2000. That caused some damage and mudslides, and spurred evacuations.

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