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Message Subject Mount everest move 3cm during nepal earthquake
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Mount Everest has moved an inch and changed direction because of the Nepal earthquake

Mount Everest has moved 1.2 inches (3cm) - and changed direction - because of the Nepal earthquake, according to a geological survey by the Chinese government.

It's easy to forget that world's highest peak is moving, both laterally and horizontally. That process has been affected by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake, according to research reported in the state-run China Daily newspaper.

According to research by the Chinese government's National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation, the mountain has moved 3cm to the south-west since the quake, AFP reported.

In the decade to April, Everest, which straddles the China-Nepal border, had moved 40cm north-east at a rate of 4cm per year, as well as rising 3cm.

[link to www.independent.co.uk]
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