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The Philippines sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire"

 ... where tectonic plates collide deep below the Earth's surface.

 The Pacific Ring of Fire, as illustrated above is a horseshoe pattern of
 plate tectonic boundaries. The most violent catastrophes occur at
 convergent boundaries along the ring. When plates collide together,
 chains of volcanoes. are created. Almost all plate tectonics along the
 Ring of Fire collide and sink into the ocean floor as convergent plates.
 In fact, about 90% of the world’s earthquakes occur at these zones of
 subduction along the Pacific Ring of Fire.

 

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