The Ring of Fire is an area that spans 25,000 miles in a horseshoe-shape near the basin of the Pacific Ocean. More earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire than any other place on Earth. Additionally, there are numerous number of volcanoes along the Ring of Fire. The Ring of Fire coincides with the margins of the Pacific Plate. The Pacific Plate is the largest tectonic plate on Earth that lies beneath the Pacific Ocean. The constant motion and convergence of these tectonic plates results in the continual formation of oceanic trenches, volcanoes, and earthquakes. Although less common, tsunamis may also result from such underwater tectonic plate movements. Such natural disasters put populations that inhabit regions along the Ring of Fire at constant threat.