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The Ring of Fire contains over 450 volcanoes and is home to approximately 75% of the world's active volcanoes; as well, nearly 90% of the world's earthquakes occur in this area.

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from NYTimes.com

Where to Live to Avoid a Natural Disaster

Map details disaster hot spots (and cool spots) across the country. Where does your area fall?

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Cook Strait lies between the North & South Islands of New Zealand. It connects the Tasman Sea on the northwest with the South Pacific Ocean on the southeast, & runs next to the capital city, Wellington.

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from ArchDaily

Gallery of Exploring Post Earthquake Reconstruction: 2013 AIM Competition Awards Announced - 17

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