A 40,000 kilometres long belt of high seismic activity and fiery, violent volcanoes lies along the Pacific Ocean, and is given a very fitting name: the Pacific Ring of Fire. This region contains around 450 volcanoes and is responsible for approximately 90 percent of all earthquakes. The Ring of Fire surrounds the Juan de Fuca, Indian-Australian, North American, Nazca, Cocos, Philippine and the vast Pacific tectonic plates. Within this belt lies the Kamchatka peninsula, a place unknown to many, inhabited by more than 300 volcanoes, out of which 29 are active.
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