In northern Baja California, the two largest regions with different geological characteristics are the granitic Peninsular Ranges of Baja California (PRBC) and the sedimentary environment of the Mexicali Valley (Lomnitz et al., 1970). The boundary of these two regions is the Main Gulf Escarpment (Fig. 1). The northern Baja California peninsula has active normal and strike‐slip faults originating from the transtensional limit between the Pacific and North America plates (Stock et al., 1991). In this limit, separation of the Baja California peninsula from the continental North America plate occurs and continues to the...

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