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At 12.5 Ma, after subduction below the North American plate stops, right-lateral transform motion occurs along the margin between the Pacific and North American plates. The Tosco-Abreojos fault zone, located along the western margin of southern Baja California, has been interpreted as the main transform boundary between both plates until early Pliocene, when the plate boundary was transferred to the Gulf of California, leading to the capture of Baja California Peninsula by the Pacific plate. However, the morphology and the seismic activity of the Tosco-Abreojos fault zone suggest this right-lateral strike-slip motion is still active. The Tosco-Abreojos fault zone is...

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