Periodic reversal of upper plate transport direction on Miocene and younger extensional fault systems occurs in the northwestern Gulf extensional province, Baja California and adjacent United States, with segments in which the Peninsular Ranges are in either footwall or hanging-wall positions. Accommodation zones separate these segments and are defined by changes of structural style and topography in the Peninsular Ranges and/or the Gulf extensional province. These and other characteristics allow speculative definition of segments, ∼50–150 km long, along the Baja California peninsula.

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