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Did 2015 earthquake shrink Mount Everest

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The Indian government plans to measure the height of Mount Everest to put to rest speculation that a powerful earthquake in 2015 may have caused it to shrink.

The government's mapping organisation Survey of India will send an expedition to the world's tallest peak later this year, the agency's chief Swarna Subba Rao says.

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake in the Himalayas on April 25, 2015 - which devastated Nepal's capital Kathmandu - prompted scientists to wonder if the Everest's height and position had been affected.

http://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/did-2015-earthquake-shrink-everest/news-story/a64267dd6010ecc502cc2f1782a6319c

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SD455GTO

Seems like a lot of money, effort and danger for one inch of difference. I'm pretty sure the world will carry on, one way or the other. Oh well.

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Parsec

Wow, it shrunk one inch? 

Pffft, now getting to the top will be as easy as pie. 

They don't make mountains as they used to. 

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Parsec

By the way, should we inform the Magratheans about that?

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brlesq1

One whole inch. Even if it did shrink, does one inch really make a difference? Or is this just something to do?

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Torviking

Keeps the research grant coming in and they all get a freebie adventure holiday, seems a good way to spend taxpayers money to me.

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paperdyer

I thought this was already proved.  Maybe it was only a theory that need to waste money to prove. In the whole scheme of things, does it really matter?

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Farmer77
Just now, paperdyer said:

. In the whole scheme of things, does it really matter?

Well hell yes it does, the ultra rich dont want to climb a mountain that has shrunk in status! :rolleyes:

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Essan

The height of Everest depends on how many climbers have stood on the summit today and how much snow they kicked off or made into snowballs .....

We measure hills to the nearest foot or metre.  

Except in Britain.   But thats a whole different story :D 

https://www.grough.co.uk/magazine/2016/09/06/britain-gains-a-new-mountain-as-new-model-pushes-calf-top-over-the-mark-–-by-2mm

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