The Ring of Fire

The Ring of Fire
By: Daniel
What is the Ring of Fire?
The Pacific Ring of Fire is an area where
large numbers of earthquakes and
volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the
Pacific Ocean.
• The Ring of Fire is 40,000 km long and is
shape as a horse shoe. The Ring of Fire
has 452 volcanoes and is home to 75% of
the world's active and dormant volcanoes.
• It is sometimes called the circum-Pacific
belt or the circum-Pacific seismic belt.
90% of the world's earthquakes and 80%
of the world's largest earthquakes occur
along the Ring of Fire.
Geoscientist study the volcanoes rocks and
ash to see want minerals are found in the
earth. Also if we study volcanoes, we will
know when it might blow so we can save
lives in near by towns.
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