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Copahue,

active volcano, 9,688 ft (2,953 m) high, on the central Argentina-Chile border. A stratovolcano (see volcanovolcano,
vents or fissures in the earth's crust through which gases, molten rock, or lava, and solid fragments are discharged. Their study is called volcanology. The term volcano
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) consisting of an elongated composite cone with nine craters extending along a 1.2-mi (2-km) line, it is within the Trapa-Trapa caldera, formed c. 500,000 years ago. Copahue's eastern summit contains an acidic crater lake that is c. 1,000 ft (300 m) wide. Eruptions at the volcano have been recorded since the mid-18th cent.; its most recent eruption occured in Dec., 2012.
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CHILE-ARGENTINA VOLCANO: Chilean and Argentinean authorities have declared a red alert and ordered mass evacuation of settlements in 2,5 km radius of active Copahue volcano.
Washington, Rajab 19, 1434, May 29, 2013, SPA - Nearly 3,000 people were evacuating Chile and Argentina Tuesday after officials issued a red alert for the increasingly active Copahue volcano bordering the two countries.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Chile and Argentina ordered the evacuation of some 3,000 people living near the Copahue volcano in the South of their shared border.
Summary: Residents in southern Chile are packing up and leaving despite no official evacuation order being in place, after the Copahue volcano erup
Summary: Chile: Chile issued a top-level red alert Sunday for its Copahue volcano, in the south .
The Copahue volcano, which sits in the Andes cordillera, straddling the border with Argentina's Neuquen province, started spewing ash and gas on Saturday.
Local residents watch a column of smoke and ash rise from the Copahue volcano, located on the Chilean-Argentine border, from Caviahue in the Argentina patagonian province of Neuquen.
SANTyAGO (CyHAN)- Chilean and Argentinean authorities have declared a red alert and ordered mass evacuation of settlements in 2,5 km radius of active Copahue volcano.
Santiago, Rajab 17, 1434, May 27, 2013, SPA -- The Chilean government on Monday ordered some 2,200 residents to evacuate the area around the Copahue volcano, near the Argentine border, dpa reported.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- The authorities in Argentina and Chile issued an alert over increased activity at the Copahue volcano, which has begun spewing smoke and gas.
Washington, Safar 11, 1434, Dec 24, 2012, SPA -- Chilean authorities on Sunday issued a red alert--the most severe in their warning system--that the Copahue Volcano in the Andes Mountains on the border with Argentina might erupt.