Everest became lower.

Artem Vorobev

Mount Everest lost it’s height after earthquake in Nepal

Powerful earthquake took it’s place in Nepal on 25th of April 2015. The damages were so serious, that mount Everest shrank markedly.

Mount Everest became lower becaouse of terrible earthquake
Mount Everest became lower becaouse of terrible earthquake

Not that it lost a few meters. UNAVCO, a non-profit university-governed consortium that facilitates geoscience research and education using Geodesy states that the highest mountain became 2.5 cm lower than it was. This statement was made according to data, collected by European satellite Sentinel 1A

UNAVCO claims that the reason to Everest shrink is tectonic plates of Eurasia and India shifting. This caused the earthquake and a slight decrease in height of Mount Everest.

However, some scientists, such as Roger Bilham have a slightly different approach to this problem. He states that Everest only lost 1-2 mm, while Himalayas added 20 cm to it’s height.

 

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