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Highest peak is shifted by quake

By Peng Yining ( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-06-16 07:42:32

The magnitude-7.9 earthquake in Nepal on April 25 moved Qomolangma, known as Mount Everest in the West, 3 centimeters to the southwest, according to a report published on Monday by the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation.

The report also said that, during the past decade, the mountain moved 40 cm to the northeast at a speed of 4 cm a year and rose 3 cm at a speed of 0.3 cm a year.

The second quake in Nepal, on May 12, didn't move the mountain either horizontally or vertically. That temblor measured magnitude 7.5.

Highest peak is shifted by quake

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