The Ring of Fire, also known as the Pacific Ring Of Fire, is a horseshoe shaped area bordering and surrounding a major part of the Pacific Ocean where many earthquakes occur. There is also a very large amount of volcanic activity in this area that often is responsible for large earthquakes that can sometimes result in catastrophic tsunamis. It is estimated that about 90% of the world's earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire. This region is also responsible for over 80% of the world's largest earthquakes.
According to one of the top geologists of our time, circumstances and scientific observations have been leading to the prediction of a major earthquake being imminent on the west coast of the United States. Certain signs have been pointing to this prediction, including the massive fish kill that occurred near the coast of Redondo beach, as well as the unusual activity of certain whales near the coast of San Diego.
Jim Berkland, a Geologist and earthquake expert who accurately predicted the 'World Series' quake of 1989 in San Francisco, and was formerly with the USGS (United States Geological Survey), is predicting a major earthquake somewhere on the west coast of the United States. He is saying that the recent string of earthquakes are all somehow related and that the clockwise cycle of the quakes along the path of the Ring of Fire leads him to believe that the next place for a big quake is most likely the west coast of North America, from California to the Pacific Northwest, between the dates of March 19-26.
For all of us here in the United States who have been discussing the possibility of a large earthquake in California, this is a cause of great concern. Apparently when we see signs of fish kills and beached whales as well as strange things happening with birds and other animals, we need to be aware and also prepare for disaster as it is a possibility. Hopefully this prediction is not correct but it certainly wouldn't hurt to prepare by creating for ourselves an emergency kit with basic necessities that we may need in the event of a disaster, such as a backup of canned food and dry goods, water, and blankets. Possibly a backpack with a first-aid kit, flashlight, can-opener, cell phone charger (solar-powered if possible) and a bag or box packed with other necessary evacuation supplies and clothing.
Although we may not be able to accurately predict disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis, we can be more prepared for when things do happen. As the world continues to experience disasters like we have never seen before, may we all be prepared in this time of confusion and sadness, and may the Earth return to a state of harmony for the benefit of those who inhabit it. May you be safe in your travels and always be prepared no matter where you are.