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 Soputan Volcano erupts on Sulawesi Island of Indonesia

Central Indonesia’s Mount Soputan volcano erupted on 16th December 2018, sending ash about 7.5 km high in the sky. Mount Soputan erupted twice on the same day, forcing local residents to move to safer places. Mount Soputan volcano is one of the most active volcanoes of Indonesia. it is located on the Sulawesi island in Indonesia. Indonesia Read More…

Malpelo plate: New tectonic microplate discovered off the coast of Ecuador

Researchers from US-based Rice University have found new tectonic mircoplate off Ecuador’s coast in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It has been named Malpelo plate, after a Colombian island and an oceanic ridge it contains. It is overall 57th tectonic mircoplate to be discovered so far and the first in nearly a decade. Microplates are tectonic Read More…