Posts Tagged Ring of Fire

Natural Disasters, Top News

Japan Nuclear Crisis

Japan Nuclear Crisis

News Update: A 6.7 in magnitude and the 75th aftershock since the devastating March 11 quake had rocked northern Japan on Thursday, June 23. The tremor disrupted train service temporarily and led to the evacuation of around 8,000 families in the coastal cities of Kamaishi and Ofunato.  A tsunami warning was released but was lifted […]

June 24, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>

Environment

Pacific Seismic Belt

Pacific Seismic Belt

Japan, Indonesia, Mexico, and the Philippines are just a few among countries along the Pacific that have notably frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. These natural occurrences gave rise to what is known today as the Pacific Ring of Fire, so called because of its distinct horseshoe shape of nearly continuous series of volcanic belts and […]

March 24, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>

Environment, Interesting Facts

The Plate Tectonics

The Plate Tectonics

Plate tectonics refers to the theory widely accepted in the 1960s and 1970s that the earth’s crust and upper mantle are composed of tectonic plates that continually move or drift. This motion can cause earthquakes in various magnitudes and trigger volcanic activities.  During major earthquakes the seafloor also moves and can generate huge ocean waves […]

March 15, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>

Natural Disasters, Top News

Japan Sits on Ring of Fire

Japan Sits on Ring of Fire

In Japan’s shaky, unstable geography, earthquakes are commonplace. No other country in Asia has seen so many earthquakes as Japan, China, and other countries along the Pacific Ring of Fire. Just recently, Japan was rocked by an 8.9 magnitude earthquake causing substantial loss of life and property, and inflicting serious damage in the country’s infrastructure, […]

March 14, 2011 1 Comment / Read More >>

Top News

Earthquake Rocks Japan

Earthquake Rocks Japan

The east coast of Honshu, the largest and main island of Japan, was struck by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake on Wednesday.   More than 20 aftershocks followed with four tremors felt today that measured 6 or greater in magnitude.  Although the quakes were strong and caused buildings to shake in the capital city of Tokyo, no damage […]

March 10, 2011 No Comments / Read More >>

Natural Disasters

Pacific Ring of Fire

Pacific Ring of Fire

Most of the earthquakes happen in countries that sit in the area called the “”Pacific Ring of Fire”. This is due to the drifting and collision of the earth’s crust called crustal plate.  It may also be the result of movements of the tectonic plates. More than 75% of the volcanoes in the world, both […]

February 22, 2011 1 Comment / Read More >>