Turrialba volcano sprewing smoke
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Costa Rica's Turrialba volcano spews smoke and ash

24 May 2012 Last updated at 19:54 BST

Authorities in Costa Rica have raised the alert level to yellow after the Turrialba volcano stepped up its activity.

They now believe the volcano - about 65 km away from the capital San Jose - could be getting close to an eruption.

Eric Camara reports.