Pacific Ring of Fire Current Affairs - 2020

Mount Sinabung Volcano of Indonesia erupts

The Mount Sinabung of Indonesia has erupted again. The volcano was dormant for 400 years and erupted recently in the year 2010 and in 2014. Highlights The volcano is the most active in the country. It is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire that has more than 120 active volcanos. Mount Sinabung is located Read More…

Earthquake of 7.8 magnitude hits Alaska; Tsunami Warnings issued

On July 22, 2020, an earthquake of 7.8 magnitude stuck the Alaska peninsula. Tsunami warnings have been issued in the region. Highlights According to the US Geological Survey, the earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.6 km and was centred at 96 kilometres south-southeast of Perryville, Alaska. US Tsunami Warning System has warned of hazardous Read More…

7.5 magnitude Earth Quake hits Russia; 0.3m high Tsunami Waves expected

On March 25, 2020, 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit northern Pacific. The quake was 37 miles deep and stuck the eastern Kuril Islands of Russia. Highlights The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre has warned hazardous Tsunami waves n the coasts of the Kuril Islands. However, the waves are to be less than 30 centimetres in high. Kuril Read More…

Mount Sinabung Volcano erupts in Sumatra Island

Mount Sinabung volcano erupted in Sumatra Island of western Indonesia. Eruption resulted in column of thick ash being spread seven km high to southeast and south of crater. Key Highlights Warning: Local residents living along rivers near volcano’s crater were advised to be on alert for possible lava flows. National Volcanology Agency of Indonesia urged Read More…

Indonesia hit by Volcanic Tsunami

On 22nd December 2018, Indonesia was hit by a Tsunami. As the giant tsunami waves crashed into coastal towns on the islands of Sumatra and Java, at least 281 people were killed and 1,016 were injured. About Tsunami Tsunami refers to a series of waves in a water body caused by the displacement of a Read More…