Pacific ring of fire

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Pacific ring of fire

  1. 1. Pacific Ring of Fire● What is Pacific Ring of Fire (1)● What is Pacific Ring of Fire (2)● Chile● United States● Mexico● Japan● New Zealand
  2. 2. What is Pacific Ring of Fire (1)● “Pacific Ring of Fire” is an area where large numbers of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean.
  3. 3. What is Pacific Ring of Fire (2)● About 80% earthquake happens along the Pacific Ring of Fire.● Chile, Bolivia, Mexico, United States, Japan, New Zealand, etc.
  4. 4. Chile● In 2008, the volcanic activity of Llaima Volcano and Chaitén Volcano were happened.● In 2010, the magnitude 8.8 earthquake happens.
  5. 5. United States● More 50 volcanoes have been erupting since 1760.● The most recent volcanic activity happened in 2009. That activity ended on May 2009.
  6. 6. Mexico● The volcanic activity in Mexico happens on volcanic belt.● The 1982 eruption of El Chichón killed about 2,000 people who lived near the volcano.
  7. 7. Japan● Ten percent of the worlds active volcanoes are found in Japan, which lies in a zone of extreme crustal instability.● In 2011, the large earthquake happened in Japan.
  8. 8. New Zealand ● The February 2011 Christchurch earthquake was a 6.3-magnitude earthquake that struck the Canterbury region in New Zealands South Island.

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