Earthquakes around the world

Ever wondered where and when earthquakes occur around the world?

The Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology have produced this handy global earthquake map showing seismic activity over the last five years.

The map highlights the importance of the Ring of Fire. Shaped like a horseshoe around the Pacific Ocean, the Ring of Fire comprises a string of more than 400 volcanoes spanning some 40,000 km and is one of the most active earthquake zones in the world.