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  1. Regions of Earthquake Occurence
  2. Effects of Earthquakes


Regions of Earthquake Occurence

Circum-Pacific Ring of Fire

This is an area where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occurs in the basin of the Pacific Ocean. The ring of fire is not quite a circular ring. It’s shaped more like 40,000km (25,000 miles) horseshoe. A string of 452 volcanoes stretches from the Southern tip of South America up to the coast of North America; across the Bering straits, down through Japan and into New Zealand.

Regions of Earthquake Occurence - Circum-Pacific Ring of Fire

Diagram Showing Circum-Pacific Ring of Fire

Tonga Region

Here the earthquake occurred four days after the beginning of a major undersea volcanic eruption near Hunga Tonga. There have been no confirmation yet of a direct link between the volcanic eruption and earthquake

Regions of Earthquake Occurence - Tonga Region

Diagram Showing Tonga Region

Chile-Argentina Region

In Chile where scientist examines signs that millennia of earthquake had left permanent deformation of the ground. Earthquake can permanently crack the earth and investigations of quakes that have rocked Chile over the past million years.

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