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Doubt over Everest's true height spurs fresh expedition -

IT'S the highest peak in the world, but it might not be as tall as we think. So scientists are taking a tape measure to it. AFPJanuary 25, 20175:42pm. Scientists believe an earthquake has left the highest peak a little shorter.Source:Supplied ...and more »

India to send surveyors to find out whether Everest has shrunk - The Guardian

The precise height of Everest has been the subject of some controversy. Photograph: Hans Edinger/AP. Mount Everest. India to send surveyors to find out whether Everest has shrunk. Scientists announce expedition to test theory that Nepalese earthquake ...and more »

How Tall Is Mount Everest? - Travel+Leisure

A group of scientists will take a trip to the peak to do some data digging. Erika Owen. January 25, 2017. An earthquake that rocked Nepal in April 2015 may have caused Mount Everest—the tallest mountain in the world—to sink. According to the Press ...and more »

Mount Everest May Have Suddenly Changed Height - IFLScience

We're not sure yet, but Mount Everest may have shrunk a little – or grown a little – and both Nepalese and Indian authorities are investigating. According to Surveyor-General Swarna Subba Rao, India's central mapping agency will send an expedition to ...and more »

Did Mount Everest Really Shrink? Scientists Measure Peak Again - Live Science

Mount Everest in Nepal is the world's tallest peak, reaching a height of 29,029 feet (8,848 meters). Credit: Daniel Prudek/ Who's ready to break out the 6-mile-long measuring tape? Scientists in India are prepping for an expedition to ...and more »

Scientists Suspect 2015 Earthquake Caused Mount Everest To Shrink - Forbes

Scientists believe the world's tallest mountain, Mount Everest, may have shrunk due to the recent 2015 earthquake in Nepal. This has kicked off an effort to reach the peak of Mount Everest to determine just how tall the world's highest mountain sits ...and more »

Mt. Everest to be remeasured by Survey of India - The Hindu

The Survey of India would soon “remeasure” the height of Mount Everest to verify doubts expressed over it in some sections of the scientific community following the major earthquake in Nepal two years ago and to help scientific studies, Surveyor ...and more »

Did an earthquake shrink Mount Everest? India is going to check - South China Morning Post

According to India's surveyor-general, a school of thought has grown that Earth's highest peak, Mount Everest, has shrunk. “We are sending an expedition to Mount Everest,” said the official, Swarna Subba Rao, on the sidelines of the Geospatial World ...and more »

Did Mount Everest really shrink? Taking a second look - The Weather Network

Thursday, January 26, 2017, 9:24 AM - Aside from killing thousands of people, the Magnitude 7.8 earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015 made headlines for another reason: After the shaking stopped, some measurements suggested Mount Everest had shrunk by ...and more »

India wants to remeasure Mount Everest to see if it shrunk after 2015's Nepalese earthquake - The Independent

The Indian government wants to measure Mount Everest to see if it shrunk after the 2015 earthquake in Nepal. The country's surveyor-general Swarna Subba Rao said an expedition would be sent to survey the world's highest mountain within the next two ...and more »