A freak spate of deadly earthquakes that rattled several regions in the Pacific has sparked fears California could be next. A series of powerful quakes struck countries in a tremor danger zone known as the Ring of Fire this week. A magnitude 7.1 earthquake devastated Mexico, killing at least 273, on Tuesday followed

by ruptures in New Zealand on Wednesday and Japan, Vanuatu and Indonesia on Thursday. Up to 81% of the world’s worst earthquakes occur in the Ring of Fire, United States Geological Survey figures show. But baffled scientists have been left stunned by the “unusual” frequency of the quakes – leading to concerns California could be in danger. READ MORE