What is the Ring of Fire and how does it relate to earthquake distribution across the globe?

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Aug 31, 2017

Answer:

The Ring of Fire is an area where volcanic eruptions and earthquakes often occur.

Explanation:

The Ring of Fire is an area in the Pacific where volcanic eruptions and earthquakes often occur.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring_of_Fire

This is because there is abundant plate activity here with some plates being subducted below others.

http://www.herebeanswers.com/2011/04/how-does-tsunami-form-and-why-is-it-so.html

The Nazca Plate is being subducted below the South American Plate. Some of the Pacific Plate is sliding below the North American Plate. The Juan de Fuca Plate is being subducted below the North American Plate.

You can read more about the Ring of Fire at National Geographic's site here.