Where Is the Ring of Fire?

Where Is the Ring of Fire?

The Ring of Fire is located around the Pacific Ocean, typically drawn on a map as an outline that spans from the western coast of North America to the eastern coast of Asia, Russia and Australia. While it is named a ring, the Ring of Fire more closely resembles a horseshoe shape.

The Ring of Fire is named for containing approximately 75 percent of the world's volcanoes, both active and dormant. It also marks areas that experience a high amount of earthquakes. The cause of the volcanoes and earthquakes are the fault lines that outline the Pacific Ocean where tectonic plates meet.