|Manu||Date: Friday, 19-June-2015, 7:29 PM | Message # 1|
|The world's tallest peak shifted three centimetres because of the quake, which caused a devastating avalanche on its slopes. |
Mount Everest has shifted three centimetres (1.2 inches) to the southwest because of the devastating Nepal earthquake, according to Chinese research.
The 7.8 magnitude quake in April reversed the gradual northeasterly course of the world's tallest mountain, the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation found.
Before the earthquake, Mt Everest had moved 40 centimetres to the northeast over the last decade, at a rate of four centimetres a year, according to the research, published in Chinese state media.
The mountain, which straddles the border between Nepal and China, also rose three centimetres in that time.
Its height, usually given as 8,848 metres (29,029 feet) was unchanged by the disaster.
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