Ring of Fire: An Encyclopedia of the Pacific Rim's Earthquakes, Tsunamis, and Volcanoes

Editor/Author Hinga, Bethany D. Rinard
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Single-User Purchase Price: $89.00
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $133.50
ISBN: 978-1-61-069296-0
Category: Geography
Image Count: 51
Book Status: Available
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The encyclopedia offers descriptions of deadly earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis through time. The entries provide in-depth information that promotes an understanding of the structure of the earth and earth processes and shares the insights of scientists whose work helps clarify the causes and effects of these cataclysmic events. At the same time, the work examines how the people and cultures of the Pacific Rim view this active part of the earth, how they live with the threat of disaster, and how they have been affected by major events that have occurred.

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Table of Contents

  • List of Entries by Earthquake, Tsunami, and Volcano
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Timeline of Disasters in the Pacific Rim Region in the Modern Era
  • A
  • Aa
  • Aleutian Islands
  • Anchorage Earthquake (also known as the Prince William Sound Earthquake), Alaska, United States (1964)
  • Andesite
  • Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica
  • Arica Earthquake and Tsunami, Chile (1868)
  • Augustine Volcano, Alaska, United States
  • Australian Plate
  • B
  • Ballard, Dr. Robert D.
  • Basalt
  • C
  • Caldera
  • Canada
  • Caribbean Plate
  • Cascadia Subduction Zone
  • Chaitén Volcano, Chile
  • Chile
  • Chilean Earthquake and Tsunami (1960)
  • Chimbote Earthquake, Peru (1970)
  • Cinder Cone
  • Cleveland Volcano, Alaska, United States
  • Cocos Plate
  • Colima Volcano, Mexico
  • Collision Zone
  • Colombia
  • Composite Volcano
  • Concepción Earthquake, Chile (1835)
  • Costa Rica
  • Crater
  • Crater Lake, Oregon, United States
  • D
  • Dacite
  • Dike
  • Divergent Boundary
  • E
  • Earth Structure
  • Earthquake
  • Earthquake Hazards
  • Earthquake Magnitude
  • Earthquake Prediction
  • Ecuador
  • El Chichón Volcano, Mexico
  • El Salvador
  • Elastic Rebound Theory
  • Eurasian Plate
  • Ewing, William Maurice
  • Extrusive
  • F
  • Farallon Plate
  • Fiji
  • G
  • Galapagos Islands
  • Galeras Volcano, Colombia (1993)
  • Geodesy
  • GeoNet
  • Great Kanto Earthquake, Japan (1923)
  • Guagua Pichincha, Ecuador
  • Guatemala
  • Guatemala Earthquake (1976)
  • Gutenberg, Beno
  • H
  • Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii, United States
  • Hawaiian Islands
  • Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
  • Hazard and Risk
  • Hess, Harry
  • Hood, Mount, Oregon, United States
  • Hot Spot
  • Hualalai, Hawaii, United States
  • Hydrothermal Vent
  • I
  • Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami (2004)
  • Indonesia
  • Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences, New Zealand
  • Intrusive
  • J
  • Jaggar, Jr., Thomas Augustus
  • Japan
  • Japan Meteorological Agency
  • Jiji Earthquake, Taiwan (1999)
  • Juan de Fuca Plate
  • K
  • Kalapana Earthquake, Hawaii, United States (1975)
  • Kamchatka Volcanic Eruption Response Team
  • Katmai Eruption, Alaska, United States (1912)
  • Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii, United States
  • Kobe Earthquake, Japan (1995)
  • Krafft, Katja (Katia), and Krafft, Maurice
  • Krakatau Eruption (also known as “Krakatoa” Eruption), Indonesia (1883)
  • L
  • Lahar
  • Lamington, Mount, Eruption, Papua New Guinea (1951)
  • Lassen Peak, California, United States
  • Lava Dome
  • Lava Tube
  • Lehmann, Inge
  • Loma Prieta Earthquake, California, United States (1989)
  • M
  • Magma
  • Mariana Islands
  • Mariana Trench
  • Maui, Legend of
  • Mauna Kea, Hawaii, United States
  • Mauna Loa, Hawaii, United States
  • Megatsunami
  • Mexico
  • Mexico City Earthquake, Mexico (1985)
  • Mitigation
  • Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale
  • N
  • National Center for Prevention of Disasters
  • Nazca Plate
  • Nevado del Ruiz, Colombia
  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand Earthquake (2011)
  • Nicaragua
  • North American Plate
  • Northridge Earthquake, California, United States (1994)
  • O
  • Okushiri Island Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan (1993)
  • Orphan Tsunami
  • P
  • Pacific Plate
  • Pahoehoe
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Papua New Guinea Earthquake and Tsunami (1998)
  • Parícutin Volcano, Mexico
  • Pavlof Volcano, Alaska, United States
  • Pele, Legend of
  • Perret, Frank
  • Peru
  • Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology
  • Philippine Plate
  • Philippines
  • Phreatic Eruption
  • Pinatubo, Mount, Eruption, Philippines (1991)
  • Pisco Earthquake (2007)
  • Plate Tectonics
  • Pliny the Elder
  • Poás Volcano, Costa Rica
  • Popocatépetl Volcano, Mexico
  • Pyroclastic Flow
  • Pyroclastic Materials
  • R
  • Rabaul, Papua New Guinea
  • Ranier, Mount, Washington, United States
  • Redoubt Volcano, Alaska, United States
  • Rhyolite
  • Richter, Charles
  • Ruapehu, Mount, New Zealand
  • Russia
  • S
  • San Andreas Fault
  • San Francisco Earthquake, California, United States (1906)
  • Sanriku Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan (1896)
  • Santa María, Guatemala
  • Seiche
  • Seismology
  • Seismometer
  • Sendai Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan (2011)
  • Shasta, Mount, California, United States
  • Shield Volcano
  • Shishaldin Volcano, Alaska, United States
  • South American Plate
  • South Sister Volcano, Oregon, United States
  • St. Helens, Mount, Washington, United States
  • Subduction Zone
  • Supervolcano
  • T
  • Tambora Eruption, Indonesia (1815)
  • Tangshan Earthquake, China (1976)
  • Taupo Volcano, New Zealand
  • Toba Eruption, Indonesia
  • Tonga
  • Transform Boundary
  • Tsunami
  • Tsunami Warning Centers
  • U
  • Unimak Island Earthquake and Tsunami, Alaska, United States (1946)
  • United States Geological Survey
  • United States of America
  • Unzen Eruption, Japan (1991–1995)
  • V
  • Vanuatu
  • Vent
  • Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI)
  • Volcanic Hazards
  • Volcano Disaster Assistance Program
  • Volcano Monitoring Techniques
  • Volcanoes and Earthquakes, Mythology of
  • W
  • Williams, Howel
  • World Organization of Volcano Observatories
  • Bibliography