The Ring of Fire

Posted by on Sunday, July 17, 2016

Mount Edziza, a large shield volcano in northwestern British Columbia

The Ring of Fire is a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.

It has 452 volcanoes (more than 75% of the world's active and dormant volcanoes).

About 90% of the world's earthquakes and 81% of the world's largest earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire.

The next most seismically active region (5–6% of earthquakes and 17% of the world's largest earthquakes) is the Alpide belt, which extends from Java to the northern Atlantic Ocean via the Himalayas and southern Europe.

British Columbia and Yukon are home to a vast region of volcanoes and volcanic activity in the Pacific Ring of Fire.



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