December 18 2002


Dear Mr. President:

I am writing this letter to answer your questions. The most recent earthquakes are apearing at the ring of fire. The ring of fire is the area where the most earthquakes occur. It is also the area of the world most prone to earthquakes. The ring of fire is located on the west coasts of North and South America , the east coasts of  Asia  and Austrailia and all over the Pacific Ocean. The world lays on plates called the tectonic plates and when the tectonic plates move they cause earthquakes, volcanoes and they cause mountians to form. The tectonic plates move very little. I hope I have answered your questions.   

Sincerely,
           



Rani G.