The height of Mount Everest has increased, but how?

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

 The height of Mount Everest has increased, but how?

  • The height of the world's highest peak, Mount Everest, has risen further and China and Nepal have agreed on a new height.
  • China and Nepal had separate measurements on the world's highest mountain, while Chinese and Nepali teams have been measuring Everest this year since the Chinese president's visit to Nepal last year.
  • China's 53-member team has been busy measuring the mission, but the two countries have now agreed to measure one of the world's highest peaks.
  • A joint ceremony was held in this regard which was attended by senior officials including the Foreign Ministers of the two countries.
  • According to the new measurement, the height of Mount Everest has increased by 86 cm (more than two and a half feet) to 8,848.86 meters (29,031 feet).
  • China has previously measured Mount Everest in 1975 and 2005, and based on a 2005 survey, China estimates that Mount Everest is 8,844.43 meters (29,017 feet) high.
  • Nepal, on the other hand, according to the British Colonial Survey, its height was 8848 meters (29 thousand 28 feet).
  • Thus, the two countries scientifically agreed on a height of 86 cm from Nepal's claim, which is 4 meters higher than the Chinese claim.
  • Why was the measurement taken?
  • In 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake shook Nepal and killed thousands of people, including avalanches at the base camp on Mount Everest.
  • After the quake, experts suggested that the summit of Everest may have shrunk, while others said that due to geological changes, Everest may be higher.
  • In this regard, Dhamudar Dhakal of the Survey Department of Nepal says that the most important reason for re-measuring Mount Everest is the 2015 earthquake.
  • How to measure?
  • 300 Nepalese experts and surveyors took part in the measurement of Everest. They reached the summit last spring with 40 kilograms of equipment and supplies. Measured for 2 hours.


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