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Which among the following statements is/are true about the 'Ring of Fire'?


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A
It is a chain of volcanoes and siesmically active sites that outline the Atlantic Ocean.
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B
It is also known as the Circum-Pacific Belt.
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C
It traces the meeting points of many tectonic plates that slide past, collide, or move above or below each other.
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D
Such movement results in deep ocean trenches, volcanic eruptions, and earthquake epicenters along the boundaries.

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B It is also known as the Circum-Pacific Belt.
C It traces the meeting points of many tectonic plates that slide past, collide, or move above or below each other.
D Such movement results in deep ocean trenches, volcanic eruptions, and earthquake epicenters along the boundaries.
The 'Ring of Fire' is also known as the 'Circum-Pacific-Belt' or the 'Pacific Ring of Fire'. It is roughly a 25,000 mile of volcanoes and siesmically active sites that outline the Pacific Ocean. Major volcanic events that have occurred within the 'Ring of Fire' since 1800 included the eruptions of Mount Tambora (1815), Mount Krakatoa (1883), Novarupta (1912), Mount Saint Helens (1980), Mount Ruiz (1985), and Mount Pinatubo (1991). It has also witnessed several of the largest earthquakes in recorded history. 

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