The Himalayas will survive, as they tower high and by their very presence show the strength of the underlying rock. They will increase somewhat in height, but primarily will become a broader mountain range, with new mountains fringing the edges both inland and along the border with India. For safety, the central part of the Himalayas will be the easiest place to ride out the shift, as where jolts will be experienced, the rock depth is deep and the rock long ago locked into firm positions unlikely to be the weak point during compression. Because of the turmoil in the Indian Ocean and beyond in the Pacific, being anywhere near the point of flooding is ill advised. Water will pull toward the South Pole and then return when rotation restarts. Will flood India as the Indio-Australian plate dives under the Himalayas and keep on rolling to create huge crashing waves along the Himalayan foothills. Will meet water flowing over the Philippines from the Pacific and clash, causing backwashes that will likewise roll all the way to the foothills of the Himalayas.