Lake Baikal and the Baikal rift zone to the east of the lake are in a region in the great Eurasian Plate that tore open in the past. This will not be the tear point this time around. We have stated that a new seaway will tear open in the Eurasian Plate, up along the border between Pakistan and Iran then on up toward the Urals. The mountains of eastern Russia, above Mongolia, will not experience tearing or mountain building. Lake Baikal and the rift region has some hot springs and mud volcanoes, but this will be the extent of volcanic activity, even during the pole shift. In that the climate there will be temperate in the Aftertime, this should be considered a safe location.
ZetaTalk July 30, 2011