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What Is The Pacific Ring Of Fire? About The Arc In The Pacific Ocean

PACIFIC RING OF FIRE – In this topic, we are now going to know about an arc called the Pacific Ring of Fire.

PACIFIC RING OF FIRE
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Also known as the Pacific Rim, it is an arc around the Pacific Ocean where many volcanoes and earthquakes are formed.

The term Pacific Rim is used to refer coastal areas of nations around the Pacific.

The ring contains at around three-fourths of the globe’s dormant and active volcanoes, about 452 of them. It is about 40,000km long.

Most of the world’s earthquakes and most of the world’s largest earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire.

Volcanoes in the Ring of Fire

Here are some of the volcanoes in the Ring of Fire.

  • Barren Island in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
  • Bogoslof island in Alaska
  • Mt. Chimborazo in Ecuador
  • Mt. Galeras in Colombia
  • Mt. Kelut in Indonesia
  • Mt. Krakatoa in Indonesia
  • Mt. Mayon in Albay, Philippines
  • Mt. Pinatubo in Philippines
  • Mount Slamet in Central Java, Indonesia
  • Mt. Popocatepetl in Mexico
  • Mt. Taal in Philippines
  • Mt. Sakurajima In Japan

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