Is California actually part of a subcontinent, like India is, and not part of North America?

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  • 1 month ago

    No, California is NOT part of a subcontinent. India WAS a separate continent until it slammed into Asia and is Still being sliced off and being subducted under Asia. The geology and tectonics are very different in the West cost United States. It also will NOT be a separate island in150 million years. 

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  • 1 month ago

    NO!!!! 

    California is a state of the USA., and California is part of the tectonic plate that makes up the continent of North America. 

    By comparison the Indian Sub-continent is a separate tectonic plate 'crashing' into the Asian plate. 

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  • Bill-M
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    1 month ago

    NO.   What planet are you from??

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  • 1 month ago

    Right now, all of California is still on the North American continent.

    If you ask the same question in 130 million years, the part of California west of Salton Sea, San Bernardino, Parkfield, and the ocean beaches of San Francisco, up to Point Reyes will be its own island.  Along with Baja California, it is moving toward Alaska at about an inch a year.

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