Pacific Ring Of Fire News
Volcano Erupts in Japan, Triggering Dramatic Lightning Strikes Against Night Sky
It was a calm evening in Japan today, when suddenly an orange burst erupted from Sakurajima volcano covering the clear, starry sky with black clouds, video that captured the dramatic event shows. The volcano erupted around 7 p.m. local time in Japan, according to Japan Meteorological Agency. At
Earthquakes in Chile and L.A. Raise Fears About 'Ring of Fire'
The 8.2 earthquake that shook northern Chile and surrounding countries late Tuesday night was one of a string of recent earthquakes along what is known as the “Ring of Fire,” a circle of quake-prone areas on the Pacific Rim. A magnitude 5.1 quake hit...
Exploring the science behind quakes, tsunamis
To wrap your mind around the power of Japan's quake, imagine a piece of land 50 miles wide, stretching from Indianapolis to Chicago (about 180 miles). That's how big a piece of the Earth's crust ruptured under the sea Friday, says Dave Applegate of the U.S. Geological Survey. The land rose and
Powerful Tsumani Inevitably Followed Japan Earthquake
The earthquake that struck off the Japanese island of Honshu on Friday created classic conditions for a powerful and destructive tsuanmi, geological experts told ABC News. "It's the largest earthquake we believe has taken place off western Honshu since good seismological recording began in the
Japan Reeling From One-Two Punch of Monster Earthquake and Tsunami
Japan continues to be rattled by aftershocks, but the biggest shock for the country now that the 8.9 quake is over and day has broken in Japan may be in assessing the damage from the monster trembler and the subsequent tsunami. Hours after the buildings stopped shaking, fires still burned and Tokyo
Chile Earthquake Death Toll Soars Past 700 as Leader Describes 'Catastrophe'
Hundreds of People Are Dead and Millions Displaced; Rescue Effort Difficult at Toppled Apartments
Death Toll Rises in Chile as Looting Hampers Rescue Efforts
Curfew Imposed on Areas Near Epicenter of the Earthquake; Death Toll Rises to 711
Chile Earthquake, Tsunami Warnings: The Science of Disaster
A day after Chile's great earthquake , the ground is still shaking, remnants of the resulting tsunami still slosh across the Pacific -- and there is not a geologist alive who is truly surprised that the catastrophe happened where it did. Chile is right on the "ring of fire" -- the fault lines, all
Deepest Undersea Volcanic Eruption Ever Seen
Scientists Shoot Volcano with Robotic Explorer: An 'Underwater Fourth of July'