Why there's a ring of natural disasters around the Pacific

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  • Published on:  Thursday, July 26, 2018
  • The belt of volcanic activity is called the Ring of Fire.Subscribe to our channel! http://goo.gl/0bsAjOThe Ring of Fire is a band of volcanoes and frequent earthquakes that runs from New Zealand, up through Eastern Asia, across the Bering Strait and all the way down to the Southern tip of Chile. Volcanoes, earthquakes, and tsunamis appear around the boundaries of the several, fast moving, tectonic plates that make up the region. When the plates collide, they create areas of volatility. The Ring of Fire sees more natural disasters than anywhere else on Earth, but what makes it particularly dangerous is that few countries are prepared. To truly understand the international conflicts and trends shaping our world you need a big-picture view. Video journalist Sam Ellis uses maps to tell these stories and chart their effects on foreign policy.Vox.com is a news website that helps you cut through the noise and understand what's really driving the events in the headlines. Check out http://www.vox.com.Watch our full video catalog: http://goo.gl/IZONyEFollow Vox on Facebook: http://goo.gl/U2g06oOr Twitter: http://goo.gl/XFrZ5H
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  • Vox

     12 months ago

    Correction: at 0:12, Mount Mayon is incorrectly placed on the island of Mindanao. It should be on the island of Luzon.

  • Bojo DC

     2 hours ago


  • James Andrew Gabica


    Yeah its almost near on my houseHahaha

  • Pikapetey Animations

     12 months ago

    Volcanos are a double edge sword. Because of their eruptions the provide some of the most mineral rich soil to grow crops on. So cities naturally formed around them.

  • Timothy

     12 days ago

    Sometimes, they even build on the volcano (Hawaii)

  • Thijs Broersen

     3 months ago

    Hehe hawai

  • JäyΔr

     9 months ago

    Foreign friend: **Sees mountain erupting** *why aren't you all panicking?*Local guy: *Meh*

  • Timothy

     12 days ago

    Sipped coffee in the middle of an earthquake recently

  • Robert Graham

     15 days ago

    Quick someone call Killary - raise money for the penquins.

  • 23

     6 months ago

    Japan : We're so screwIndonesia : Hold my tea

  • Flurby That Weird Kirby

     6 days ago

    w e ' r e s o s c r e w

  • La Vienca Crusuidor

     13 days ago

    Indonesian : hold my *teh sosro*

  • Yahya Muhaimin

     9 months ago

    Other country latest earthquake was 800 years ago.. Indonesia latest earthquake was 2 minute ago and still shaking.

  • Stevonnie :D

     15 days ago

    laughs in californian

  • FutHD

     1 months ago

    @Syahril Rachman Chile is the most seismic country in the world

  • Spacematic Studio

     9 months ago

    Im watching this as massive 7.4 magnitude earthquake spawned a tsunami that left more than 800 dead in Palu on the island of Sulawesi 3days ago 28/09/18. Prayers to all who suffer from this event. 🙏

  • Midnight club Los Angeles is dead

     3 months ago

    I know someone who luckily left just before the earthquake.

  • yelshAj ishere

     9 months ago

    Am I the only one here because of the 7.7 earthquake that recently happened in Indonesia....

  • Aaron Zeph Cabebe

     3 months ago

    Well me I came here because the earthquake happened in phililppines

  • Fanny J

     9 months ago


  • seasong

     12 months ago

    They put the entire tokyo train station on giant pillars to make it earth quake proof, AFTER it was already built.

  • mini francis

     7 months ago

    5:32 even mexico

  • vidzAmul

     9 months ago

    Where can I read about this?

  • Krish Mistry

     12 months ago

    So along with being the largest and the deepest ocean, it is the most dangerous one too

  • Ben Kaufman

     7 months ago

    Hail Satan!

  • Oma Rumunna

     11 months ago

    +Kyle Duy Nguyen it's the Amazon of the water world.

  • Petrol Key Planet

     11 months ago

    I lived in Indonesia, 1000+ active volcanoes except Borneo. I'm in Java, send help.

  • Midnight club Los Angeles is dead

     3 months ago

    Gk mungkin 1000 lah, paling 300-500 lah

  • Tongco Francis Brian

     4 months ago

    Thats one of the reason why your landcapes are beautiful and unique yet dangerous