Earthquake Glossary - Ring of Fire

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  • Ring of Fire

    The "Ring of Fire", also called the Circum-Pacific belt, is the zone of earthquakes surrounding the Pacific Ocean- about 90% of the world's earthquakes occur there. The next most seismic region (5-6% of earthquakes) is the Alpide belt (extends from Mediterranean region, eastward through Turkey, Iran, and northern India.


    Ring of Fire

    From "This Dynamic Earth: The Story of Plate Tectonics"