The Ring of Fire is located in the Pacific Ocean. It stretches from the southern end of the western coast of South America up along the western coast of North America. It then crosses the Bering Strait and goes down the east coast of Asia and around to New Zealand.
The Ring of Fire is not really a complete ring; its shape resembles that of a horseshoe. Its 25,000-mile stretch contains more than three-fourths of the world's volcanoes. According to National Geographic, more than 450 volcanoes are located in the Ring of Fire. Several mountain ranges are associated with the Ring of Fire, including the Andes, the Cascade Mountains and the Southern Alps in New Zealand.