After earthquakes were recorded in Taiwan Y Mexicoin the latter two of magnitude 7.7, on September 19, and 6.9 early this Thursdaythere was speculation about the possibility that the Pacific Ring of Fire.
The also called Pacific Ring of Fire refers to the 40 thousand kilometer tectonic chain, located in the Pacific Ocean, which is shaped like a horseshoe and is characterized by great seismic and volcanic activity, according to what was published National Geographic.
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Among the scholars of seismology it is pointed out that this Pacific Ring of Fire represents the cradle of the most powerful earthquakes that shake the earth.
Even more… The area we are talking about has about 452 volcanoes, that is, it concentrates almost 75% of the active and inactive volcanoes in the world.
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Well, according to information released by the portal The Andesthe eastern part of the Pacific Ring of Fire is the result of “sinking of the Nazca plate and the Cocos Plateunder the South American plate that moves to the west”.
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It is required that the coconut platemeanwhile, sinks under the Caribbean Plate in Central America, the Juan de Fuca Plate (oceanic plate) and a small part of the Pacific Plate sinks under the North American plate.
Because Taiwan and Mexico are within the Pacific Ring of Fire, there was speculation of its activation.
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