Ring of Fire ROARS: Four huge quakes and two volcanoes strike Pacific basin in 36 HOURS via Daily Star

JAPAN has been struck by a huge earthquake following 36 hours of intense activity around the Ring of Fire.

It goes from New Zealand, up the Asia-Pacific coast across Japan and northern Russia, before skirting down Alaska, Canada, the US west coast and down to the bottom of South America.

Around 90% of the world’s earthquakes occur along the Ring which is the most seismically active region in the world.

And the Ring of Fire appears to have roared into life in the past day with a series of colossal events striking across the Pacific.

Japan’s northern-most island Hokkaido was today shaken by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake after two huge tremors and two volcano eruptions in the last 36 hours.


And just hours earlier, a volcano roared into life in Japan near the hot springs resort town of Kusatsu.

One skier has been reported missing after avalanches following the eruptions of the 2,160-metre Kusatsu-Shirane.


Then another 56,000 have been forced to flee as the Mayon volcano erupted in the Philippines.


Indonesia was also rocked by a double header of earthquakes, with a pair of magnitude 6 and magnitude 5.3 tremors.


All but three of the world’s 25 biggest volcanic eruptions eruptions in the first 11,700 years have occurred on the Ring of Fire.

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