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Volcano erupts in southern Chile

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Chile, S.A.
Tue Jan 1, 10:37 PM ET
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The Llaima volcano erupts spewing lava, ash and smoke in Conguillio National Park, some 650 kms (403 miles) south of Santiago, Tuesday, Jan. 1st, 2008. Even though 150 people were evacuated from the area, no casualties or damage were reported, officials said.(AP Photo/Hector Andrade)

SANTIAGO, Chile - A volcano in southern Chile erupted on Tuesday, spewing lava and ash, and forcing the evacuation of about 150 people, officials said.
A column of smoke rose more than 9,300 feet into the sky and television images showed thick smoke and lava emerging from Llaima, one of the most active of the dozens of volcanos in Chile.


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