The Pacific Ring of Fire
Charlie’s 6,000 mile route crosses the dangerous and unpredictable territory of The Pacific Ring of Fire, which is an area where large numbers of earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean.
In a 40,000 km horseshoe shape, it is associated with a nearly continuous series of oceanic trenches, volcanic arcs, and volcanic belts and/or plate movements. The Ring of Fire has 452 volcanoes and is home to over 75% of the world’s active and dormant volcanoes. It is sometimes called the circum-Pacific belt or the circum-Pacific seismic belt. If you would like to help him raise money for injured servicemen and disabled children, please take a minute and donate to:
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