Mount Everest Shrunk with Nepal Earthquake
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.