Surely you have heard about it on more than one occasion pacific ring of fire An area about 40,000 kilometers long – according to experts – very prone to a large registration seismic and volcanic activity.
also known as the ring of Fire “is a long tectonic chain that is characterized by the focus of some subduction zone most important in the world”, detailed in an article published by R Sci UNAM.
this area, which has form of HorseshoeOneis located in Pacific Ocean and marks the boundary of many core board For example: Pacific Plate, South American Plate, Nazca Plate, North American Plate, Philippine Plate and Australian Plate.
The tectonic chain is so long that it passes through several regions north america, central america South America, Asia and Oceania So there’s a piece of it right on the west coast of Mexico.
What happens in Ring of Fire?
also known as the cradle of most powerful earthquakes since it records 90% of the planet’s seismic activity and focuses 75% of the world’s active volcanoes entering several subduction zones, i.e. a place where one tectonic plate sinks beneath another, which accumulates severe stress that produces large earthquakes.
It should be noted that some of the worst earthquakes in history have occurred in this region of the planet, for example: Chile since 1960 and 2010one of Alaska in 1964one of Japan 2011 and the earthquake that caused the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
With regard to volcanic activity, in ring of Fire There have been “significant eruptions that have caused widespread damage globally, they are: Krakatoa in Indonesia, monte fuji in japan, mount st helen In the state of Washington in the United States, chichon in Chiapas and nevado del ruiz in Colombia; among others,” reported dinpred,