What is the “Pacific Ring of Fire”?

PacificThe “Pacific Ring of Fire” is a region of high volcanic and seismic activity surrounding the majority of the Pacific Ocean Basin. This region is essentially a hot seat of geologic activity that includes volcanoes, earthquakes, deep see trenches, and major fault zones. The Ring of Fire is over 40,000 km long and touches four continents as well as major island chains.

The Ring of Fire is the home of many of famous and well-known fault zones and volcanoes on the planet. It serves as one of the main boundary regions for the tectonic plates of over half of the globe. It also affects the life of millions billions of people who live in these regions. For those people who live in the Pacific Ring of Fire, the reality of a volcanic eruption or earthquake is commonplace and a challenge they have come to deal with over time.


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