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Good evening, I’m Aria. The so-called ‘Ring of Fire’ around the Pacific may sound scary, but experts say it’s mostly just a hot mess. This weekend, the moon passed in front of the sun for an annular eclipse – putting on quite a show. But the real ring of fire surrounds the Pacific, full of volcanoes and earthquake zones. It’s caused by tectonic plates bumping uglies. The ring outlines where hot spots meet wet spots, if you know what I mean. Sure, these zones see more eruptions than a frat house after a chili cook-off. Big ones can cause killer tsunamis like a drunk cannonball. But quakes and eruptions are mostly local flings. Experts say we’re due for a messy global breakup every 800 years – so we’ve got time before the next big bang. For now, the ring of fire’s all sizzle and no steak. So stay cool, keep calm and slip on those eclipse glasses. That’s the way it is. I’m Aria, we’ll be back with more news right after this.