As the passage nears, during that day, the Earth will begin to groan and moan, resisting yet inclined to shift. When the shift begins to happen, there are, simultaneously, pressure points and the ripping and relief of tension elsewhere. However, no motion or shifting of the crust happens until a threshold is reached, and thus the week of rotation stoppage, with increasing groaning and moaning of the Earth until the snap and shift. The shift itself will cause the real plate ripping and buckling and subducting, by putting all in motion. First, in that hour, there is evidence of pressure and tension only, with points where subducting is to occur heating up, and points where a tear is to happen stretching. Where that stretch is under water, such as at points bordering the Atlantic, that land will be pulled down for several minutes, even hours, prior to the shift. Where the subducting is on land, the residents will experience increasing heat, even before the actual subduction with melting rock occurs. But until the actual shift, the tension is sustained, and the Earth groans in her agony.
Note: below added during the Dec 7, 2002 Live ZetaTalk IRC Session.
The moaning of the Earth is akin to material snapping, screeching rock strata pulling across other strata, and vibrations of rock strata under tension. Many sensitive people report becoming ill prior to earthquakes due to similar vibrations, not particularly heard, but felt by the body in any case. In similar manner, many more humans will feel ill during the week of rotation stoppage, and not just due to the stress of the moment, but due to vibrations in the underlying rock strata. Is this simply a motion, or perhaps a noise? No, as pressure on rock results in more than motion or the noise that can result when such motion translates to moving air, thus noise. It has been reported that pending quakes can be sensed by radio, as static on the radio increases just prior to a quake, by hours or days. Pets likewise get up and move about, sensing something, as do farm animals, but this is not something their human owners can describe, not a sound or a sight seen. Rock strata, under pressure, changes the emissions, electrons, magnetic fields, and other subatomic particle flows mankind is utterly unaware of but which nonetheless exist.