Answer the questions below at least 150 words.
1.The phrase “the present is the key to the past” is significant from the standpoint of geologic history. How does this statement support physical, chemical, and biological laws that exist today?
2.In 2011, a major earthquake struck the eastern shore of Japan, resulting in loss of life and damage to the environment. Based upon the information provided in lecture 14, explain whether or not a similar event could take place in California.
3.Subduction zones are dangerous places. What might be the reason that so many people live near them?