The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal in April 2015 devastated the country, resulting in huge losses. But some scientists believe that the earthquake could have shaved an inch or so of Mount Everest.
India’s surveyor general recently announced that they’re going to “remeasure” Mount Everest to determine if the earthquake did shave a bit off the mountain’s height.
As per satellite data, it seems an inch has been lost of the 29,029-foot Mount Everest, although its not yet confirmed.
The current height was determined more than six decades back, and this is the second such measurement that will be made of Earth’s highest mountain.
The team will use two methods of measurement “for better confirmation”: GPS and a ground method, “triangulation.” A month will be spent observing, with the determination being made official about two weeks later.