The Ring of Fire we’re talking about is quite different from any other Ring of Fire you have heard of earlier. It is actually a huge number of volcanoes and other seismic activity sites around the Pacific Ocean’s edges. Almost 90% earthquakes which occur on Earth, occur along this ring. The ring, which is actually shaped like a horseshoe has 75% of Earth’s active volcanoes. The ring stretches to a length of 40,000 kms or 25,000 miles. It starts from the South America’s southern tip, goes up to the North American coast, crosses Bering Strait, goes down through Japan to reach New Zealand. It is closed by the many dormant and active volcanoes of Antarctica.