Question by  kimberw83 (18)

Is California sinking?

I have heard it is breaking away from the US.


Answer by  techjunkie (47)

California it at a fault line and is, in fact, slowly moving away from the US. It is not sinking into the ocean, though.


Answer by  lois47 (383)

Not true. California earthquakes are caused by friction between the Pacific and North American plates,California sitting mainly on the North American plate. The Pacific plate is a subduction plate, meaning it moves under the North American plate, while the North American plate rises. Major earthquakes increase the California landmass.

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