Recently, Ecuador and Japan were struck by Earthquakes. In this context, consider the following statements:

  1. Both Ecuador and Japan are located on the Pacific Ring of Fire
  2. While Ecuador lies in the  subduction zone  of the Nazca Plate and Antarctic Plate, Japan lies in the subduction zone of North American plate  and Pacific plate

Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Both are correct statements. 

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