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Coolant leaking in engine compartment?

1997 Honda Civic with 109000 miles - last night the car got hot and when I opened the hood there was coolant sprayed around - primarily toward the front portion of the engine compartment but not leaking anywhere underneath and no visible exhaust. I had timing belt, waterpump, tune-up, motor mount and oil change done 2 month ago. Whay could cause this?

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Check your radiator cap

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