Volcano erupts in Chile, first time in more than 40 years

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SOUTHERN CHILE - The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted for the first time in more than 40 years. The country's National Geology and Mining Service says the 6,500 foot volcano erupted not once, but twice in 24 hours.

Officials say the second time around was even stronger than the first.

Authorities issued a red alert for Puerto Montt and Puerto Varas , which are both popular tourist destinations in southern Chile, and about 1,500 people were evacuated.