It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by promomag
why oh why is this worth the energy to press keys down on a keyboard and submit?
Originally posted by Julie Washington
Actually this one interests me as I have been having intuitive thoughts of a very large one happening in this area, but out in the Pacific. A very large one.
The Pacific Ring of Fire (or just The Ring of Fire) is an area where large numbers of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean. In a 40,000 km (25,000 mi) horseshoe shape, it is associated with a nearly continuous series of oceanic trenches, volcanic arcs, and volcanic belts and/or plate movements. The Ring of Fire has 452 volcanoes and is home to over 75% of the world's active and dormant volcanoes. It is sometimes called the circum-Pacific belt or the circum-Pacific seismic belt.
About 90% of the world's earthquakes and 81% of the world's largest earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire.
So I'll be watching this area in case this is a pre-curser to a bigger one off the pacific coast.