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What causes the volcanoes in the ring of fire?
November 06, 2008 4:06PM
The "Ring of Fire" is where the Pacific Plate meets other plates that form the Earth's crust. Each of the Earth's plates is moving (very slowly). In geologic time, the movements of two plates at their intersection causes both volcanoes and earthquakes.