Ring of FIRE: More earthquakes strike along HUGE fault zone as seismic surge continues | Science | News

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In the last few days earthquakes have also brought terror to Alaska, Papua New Guinea, Mexico, Indonesia, Hawaii and Chile while Japan has seen the spectacular eruption of Mount Kusatsu-Shirane – all of which are on the terrifying Ring of Fire.

The Ring of Fire is the largest and most active fault line in the world, stretching from New Zealand, all around the east coast of Asia, over to Canada and the USA and all the way down to the southern tip of South America.

And in the last 24 hours, scores more earthquakes have hit the zone.

Chile was hit by a strong 5.4 magnitude tremor at 7.45 GMT, while California and Alaska have also been struck since midnight.

As a result of the non-stop activity experts are worried something unusual is happening.

Meteorologist for Fox News, Dan Amarante, posted on Twitter: “Boy, it’s been an active few days in the Pacific Ring of Fire. Another fairly strong earthquake, this time just off the coast of northern Japan.”

While a user who goes by the name of Squidge posted: “The ring of fire is getting quite lively”, which was accompanied by a sad face emoji.

Davie Galloway, a seismologist for the British Geological Survey (BGS), told Express.co.uk that following the most powerful quake near Alaska, there will be a stream of aftershocks that could have a similar impact.

Mr Galloway said: “Aftershocks can happen for days and we can expect to see some in the coming days, especially after the big one near Alaska.”

The Ring of Fire is “where all the plates meet and they are constantly rubbing against each other”, said Mr Galloway. 

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