The eruption of Mount Mayon volcano in the Philippines has forced tens of thousands to flee their homes Photo: AFPNationalVolcanoes, earthquakes: Is the Ring of Fire alight?
A volcanic eruption in the Philippines forces mass evacuations, while another in Japan kills one person. Across the Pacific, a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hits off Alaska. So what’s the link?
The spate of activity around the so-called Ring of Fire has raised concerns that a major and potentially deadly volcanic eruption or earthquake could be on the way. Here is what the experts say: