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Why do places close to Indonesia have more earthquakes than other areas?
By Cynthia Kirkeby
Oct 16, 2006, 08:11



Why do places close to Indonesia have more earthquakes than other areas?
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Actually it is not just near Indonesia that earthquake activity is high. There is an area called The Pacific Ring of Fire which is very active with earthquakes. The reason is that it's one of the most volcanically active areas in the world. "90% of the world's earthquakes and 81% of the world's largest earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire," according to Crystalinks. Part of the Ring of Fire borders Indonesia, but it also borders the Western United States!

Cynthia Kirkeby
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Additional Learning Links on The Ring of Fire

The first map on this page shows the active volcanoes along the Ring
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The Earth's Ring of Fire
Source: BBC News

Power of Fire
Source: National Geographic

The Ring of Fire Map
Source: USGS



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