Copahue volcano, Chile
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Red alert for Copahue volcano in Chile

24 December 2012 Last updated at 00:58 GMT

Authorities in Chile have issued a red alert for a volcano after seismic activity was detected.

The Copahue volcano lies on the border with Argentina, and south of the capital Santiago.

It started spewing ash and gas on Saturday - the cloud is now nearly 1.5km (a mile) high. Catharina Moh reports.