The new Eurasian Plate seaway is anticipated to run just to the east of the Iran border, going up through western Pakistan and Afghanistan and thence round along the eastern borders of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan where the lowlands are skirting the foothills of the Himalayas. It cannot run up through Karachi as Pakistan runs into the Himalayas and there are rock bonds that will not pull apart. Yet rip it must as the Eurasian Plate has lost any friction preventing movement where the African Plate formerly snugged up against it through the Mediterranean and down through the Red Sea. The Atlantic Rift has pulled apart, pulling the great Eurasian Plate to the west. To the east, where the Himalayas are glued to the Indo-Australian Plate and the Pacific Plate, there is glue and resistance to move. Thus, moving in the direction of least resistance, the Eurasian Plate rips through the lowlands skirting along the highlands, a stretch zone adjustment that is silent and only deadly to those directly above the point of tear. This has happened before to the great Eurasian Plate, as the lowlands through his middle attest.
ZetaTalk December 11, 2007