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Evacuation Ordered in Argentina and Chile as Copahue Threatens to Erupt

Around 3000 people living in the vicinity of Copahue have been asked to evacuate as a precautionary measure. A red alert has been issued for the volcano as gas and seismic activity has increased. The stratovolcano, with a height of 2997 metres is located on the border of Chile and Argentina. According to officials the mandatory evacuation may take 48 hours if weather permits.

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