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Major Earthquake Hits Japan

Strong earthquakes have struck Ring of Fire nations Japan and Guatemala within hours of each other. Sunday ET) according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). Both Japan and Guatemala are situated on the Ring of Fire, an area of intense seismic and volcanic activity on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.. The 40,000-kilometer (25,000-mile) area stretches from the boundary of the Pacific Plate and the smaller plates such as the Philippine Sea plate to the Cocos and Nazca Plates that line the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

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