05/8/15 10:48 AM

Mount Everest Shrunk with Nepal Earthquake

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The world’s largest peak, the Mount Everest shrank by 2.5cm when compared to earlier. According to data collected after Nepal earthquake by the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite, Mount Everest shrank by 2.5cm. The images after earthquake from a satellite showed that a broad swath of ground near Kathmandu lifted vertically, by about 1 metre. Also it proved that Mount Everest’s peak went down. Researchers detected the vertical shift in the ground by comparing before-and-after radar images from the satellite using a technique that produces an image called an interferogram. The results will be refined in the coming days, as scientists further analysis the images and additional data from satellites.

 

 

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