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Ecuador rides the Andes and faces the Pacific Ocean. Between mountain building, which is sure to occur this shift as it has in the past when the Pacific shortens, and raging tides in the Pacific as it moves about during the week of rotation stoppage and the shift itself, the frightened residents will feel like they have no place to seek safety. Tidal bore along the coasts during the hour of the pole shift should cause those interested in surviving to move inland and return to their coastal homes after that rocky hour. Active volcanoes, and those lying dormant now, will react to the squeeze by burping and spewing volcanic dust for many decades after the shift, blanketing the Andes to what will then be the west (now South) with the worst of the ash. However, the coastline will remain much the same, as mountain building will rise the land to counter much of the effect of melting poles. Coastal cities now some hundreds of feet above the waves will find themselves still above water, in the main, and fishing in the fertile oceans will be a source of food in the Aftertime for survivors. The coast line will be key to survival in the gloomy decades after the shift, as outdoor gardens will not fare well but the oceans will be lush and fruitful. The climate will remain much the same, close to the new equator as it is now close to the old equator. Those who would survive are advised to stay 100 miles, and preferably 200 miles from any volcano likely to erupt, and to gauge their path back to the coastline after the shift by the activity ongoing.


Note S American Roll commentary.