Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Big One (Tsunami, That Is)

About 90% of the world’s earthquakes take place in the Ring of Fire, an area surrounding the Pacific Ocean laced with volcanoes. Though the name might conjure images of earthquakes spouting fire through cracks in the ground (or of Johnny Cash), this area is also prone to water damage in the form of tsunamis: 4 out of 5 tsunamis occur around the Ring of Fire. The 2004 Indonesia tsunami and the 2011 Japan tsunami have been perhaps the most notable of the 21st century