Violent Pacific, Due To “Ring Of Fire”

Despite its name, the Pacific has the most violent geography in the world. It is surrounded by the ‘ring of fire’ that generates 9 out of 10 earthquakes in the world.

The Pacific is the largest ocean. Its area (which various measures calculate between 150 and 200 million km.) has an area larger than the sum of all continents. There are 20 to 30 thousand islands, the majority of the ones that exist, and slightly less than the total of the liquid water on Earth.

Its ‘Ring of Fire’ in inverted horseshoe shape encompasses whole west coast of the Americas, Alaska, East Asia, Indonesia and New Zealand. This bow is about 40,000 km long and has 452 volcanoes (3 out of 4 that exist on our planet).

Shocks occurring there are caused by the movement of tectonic plates that make and shape the earth’s surface.

The plates can collide between them (as happens when the Pacific is subsumed under the slabs of Northern Australia, creating elevations, volcanoes and earthquakes of New Zealand and New Guinea and Japan, Alaska and Hawaii, respectively) separated from them by opening cracks (like those that occur between the Pacific Plate and the Nazca and Antarctica) or move in opposite directions (such as creating the fault and the earthquakes in California).

While earthquakes can generate death and destruction, they are also responsible for having developed many of today’s living conditions. The 3 most populated islands in the world (Japan, Philippines and Indonesia in Pacific Asia) are fertile (like New Zealand and the Andes), in part because the product of the lava and movements that trigger these shocks.

The two biggest mountain ranges that exist (the Himalayas and the Andes) were created as a result of the sinking of a plate under which it arose. The Pacific plate has produced the largest mass grave (the Marianas that are 11 kilometers deep, is the lowest point of the earth’s crust) and also the highest mountain (Mauna Kea in Hawaii), which measures 10 kilometers from its base to 6 kilometers under the sea. Compared to both, Everest is less than 9 kilometers above sea level.

The Pacific Ocean also produces the climatic oscillation that regularly causes devastation worldwide: El NiƱo. This is produced when the temperature of tropical seas is altered which creates droughts or heavy rains at its opposite ends, but can also link together several changes in climates as far away as Europe or Africa.

‘Tsunami’ is the most common Japanese word in several languages. This originated in the Asian Pacific, but people around the ocean have designated it by other names. One of them is ‘tidal wave’ as well being called Callao in 1746, which destroyed the largest port of the American Pacific, killing more than 95% of its inhabitants.

 

 

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Relieve back pain, eat healthy – The choice is yours

Millions of people struggle through the agony of back pain every day. Many turn to pain relievers and other medicines to achieve relief so they can get through their day by day lives. What most do not realize is a few small changes to their daily schedule that can seriously improve their health and relieve this pain.

One easy change that can be made involves diet. Not only does being overweight affect your back and cause pain but what we eat can also have a massive impact. Healthy nourishment can play a big part in strengthening your back and overall physical health.

There are particular vitamins and nutrients that the human body needs to develop your muscles so they can support the spine. Without healthy eating, these muscles can deteriorate and may not perform, putting your back at risk to injury.

With the hectic life that most of us live, it is very easy to lose sight of nourishment and simply succumb to eating for convenience. Junk food is everywhere and even though it is cheap and convenient it does not supply our bodies with the correct nutrient elements that it needs to function properly.

The majority of these foods contain a lot of unhealthy carbohydrates which may cause a spike in blood sugar giving you a short burst of energy but leaving you hungry later on. Muscles need foods that will supply them with energy slowly and consistently over a period of time.

This is going to help the muscles perform correctly and you will be aware of the difference in everything from concentration to posture which can significantly increase the health of your back. Your diet should be high in complex carbohydrates and proteins.

Foods that are vital to make a regular part of your diet are fresh fruits and vegetables. Every type of nuts and legumes can help in promoting a healthy back. Other foods like Alaskan salmon, ginger, olive oil, and lean poultry are foods that work as an anti-inflammatory.

Another study indicates that cherries can also help to relive muscle pain and strain. The most important part of a good diet is to eat sensible foods at frequent intervals during the day. By eating smaller meals regularly, you can eliminate hunger fits which will help you make better choices and avoid the drive thru.

Crucial foods that you should limit in your diet are sugar, white bread, snacks, processed foods, fries and all kinds of fast foods. These foods could cause inflammation in the body. Other items like soda, caffeine and alcohol should only be consumed occasionally.

Having a majority of your diet composed from healthy whole foods can decrease inflammation through your body and help set you on your way to a health back. By making one or two changes in your diet and consistently selecting the proper foods you can help to improve the health of your back and overall physical condition. This could assist in alleviating agony and limit the pain relievers and other medications you want to take all though your day.