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What is the Ring of Fire?

The Pacific Ring of Fire is an arc of intense seismic (earthquake) and volcanic activity stretching from New Zealand, along the eastern edge of Asia, north across the Aleutian Islands of Alaska, and south along the coast of North and South America. It is composed over 75% of the world's active and dormant volcanoes.

The Ring of Fire is located along the borders of the Pacific Plate and other tectonic plates but was noticed and described before the invention of the plate tectonics theory.

 

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