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What is the Ring of Fire? | Volcanoes 101
15/07/2020 08:15 PM | Click to read full article
The Ring of Fire, also referred to as the Circum-Pacific Belt, is a path along the Pacific Ocean characterized by active volcanoes and frequent earthquakes. The majority of Earth’s volcanoes and earthquakes take place along the Ring of Fire.
It traces boundaries between several tectonic plates—including the Pacific, Juan de Fuca, Cocos, Indian-Australian, Nazca, North American, and Philippine Plates. Seventy-five percent of Earth’s volcanoes—more than 450 volcanoes—are located along the Ring of Fire.