Save up to 17% on the price of your tickets! It's easy... Become a member today! If you are already a member, log in to get your member rate. The Pacific Ring of Fire: A Geologic Overview Evening Program on Zoom Monday, March 22, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. ET Code: 1NV046 Tickets Login $25 - Member 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 $30 - Non-Member Resize text remove add PROGRAM DESCRIPTION Characterized by constant seismic and volcanic activity, the Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire is a vast horseshoe-shaped basin that sweeps over nearly 25,000 miles and includes more than 75% of the planet’s active and dormant volcanoes. Approximately 90% of the world’s earthquakes occur here, triggered by the volatile confluence of major tectonic plates in constant collision. Join volcanologist and popular study tour leader Kirt Kempter for a geologic overview of the Ring of Fire and an exploration of how relentless tectonic movements drive earthquake and volcanic activity in hot spots such as Peru, New Zealand, Japan, and Alaska. Maps, diagrams, and Google Earth flyovers help convey geologic concepts and interpretations in the presentation. NOTE: To explore this subject further, learn more about an upcoming evening series called A Geologic Tour of the Pacific Ring of Fire from April 12 to May 24, 2021. PATRON INFORMATION If you register multiple individuals, you will be asked to supply individual names and email addresses so they can receive a Zoom link email. Please note that if there is a change in program schedule or a cancellation, we will notify you via email, and it will be your responsibility to notify other registrants in your group. Unless otherwise noted, registration for streaming programs typically closes two hours prior to the start time on the date of the program. Once registered, patrons should receive an automatic email confirmation from CustomerService@SmithsonianAssociates.org. Separate Zoom link information will be emailed closer to the date of the program. If you do not receive your Zoom link information 24 hours prior to the start of the program, please email Customer Service for assistance. View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom. This program is part of ourSmithsonian Associates Streaming series.