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.

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    The 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.

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  • Vox

     (Jul 26, 2018)

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

  • Ronez Zapanta

     (Jan 13, 2019)

    Its ok, Mocha Uson used to say it was in Naga, but Im sure it's in Cebu.

  • Marie Deauxnim

     (Jan 10, 2019)

    I was about to rage until I saw this comment

  • Pikapetey Animations

     (Jul 26, 2018)

    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.

  • Russ Williams

     (Dec 15, 2018)

    Seriously this stuff gets under my skin like nails on a chalk board!

  • Russ Williams

     (Dec 15, 2018)

    Proof read before posting!!

  • seasong

     (Jul 26, 2018)

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

  • mini francis

     (Dec 15, 2018)

    5:32 even mexico

  • vidzAmul

     (Oct 7, 2018)

    Where can I read about this?

  • Qufox

     (Jul 26, 2018)

    I love these type of videos , the animation and editing just fits so well*no politcs , Vox , trust us*

  • Faraae

     (Oct 9, 2018)

    +rewer facts and research aka confirmation bias. The only neutral way is to take info from multiple sources and come to your own conclusions. Anything else is just herd mentality.

  • Justin Y.

     (Jul 26, 2018)

    No It's just the birth of cthulu

  • ammar siddiqui

     (Jan 16, 2019)

    i am getting sick of seeing you everywhere please FUCKOFF

  • Alice Is kawaii

     (Jan 8, 2019)

    Why the are u every where man

  • Krish Mistry

     (Jul 26, 2018)

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

  • Ben Kaufman

     (Dec 16, 2018)

    Hail Satan!

  • Oma Rumunna

     (Aug 4, 2018)

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

  • Infinity Black-

     (Oct 6, 2018)

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

  • Gadis Jawa

     (Jan 7, 2019)

    Lucia Maria no browwww i'm Indonesian dan aku senang disini

  • 23

     (Dec 26, 2018)

    Japan : We're so screwIndonesia : Hold my tea

  • F3R 4

     (Jan 29, 2019)

    +Zivan _ Searcehd on google in 2018 theres more than 2000+ occured disaster happened in Indonesia and 1day-3week ago theres another Tsunami in Banten

  • Yusuf Efendi

     (Jan 22, 2019)

    Archipelagic hell : CheckIn the ring of fire : CheckNow if only Indonesia were far from equator then it'd complete the "Unluckiest Geography Draw" 🤣

  • Spacematic Studio

     (Oct 1, 2018)

    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. 🙏

  • naila rahma putri

     (Oct 24, 2018)

    Alice Hart ya but its still the movement of the plate

  • Meghan Brown

     (Oct 13, 2018)

    Ita Rizky the palu earthquake wasnt caused by volcano eruption

  • anime x kpop

     (Sep 30, 2018)

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

  • Fanny J

     (Oct 8, 2018)


  • A Loli

     (Oct 7, 2018)

    you're not alone