During the late Carboniferous, NW-trending faults of Central Europe's Bohemian Massif acted as a dextral shear zone between Baltica and Western Europe. During the early Permian, the shear sense was reversed, and a group of strike-slip basins formed along major NW-trending faults. This reversal is attributed to early Permian left-lateral motion between Baltica and Western Europe recorded by faults and basins of the Bohemian Massif. The Uralian orogeny is identified as the driving force for the sinistral motion between Baltica and Western Europe, shifting Baltica to the north-west along the Tornquist-Teisseyre zone.
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