Nepal earthquake: Shocking! Mt Everest shrinks by an inch

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Nepal, May 4: The deadly Nepal Earthquake on the 25th of April did not shake the faith of the people alone, but also the great Himalayan range.

Europe's Sentinel-1A radar satellite reveal that the highest mountain is now 2.8 centimeters shorter, following the 7.9 magnitude earthquake. It was also backed by the UNAVCO, which is a nonprofit geoscience research consortium.


In the same region, 120 kilometers long and 50 kilometers wide near Kathmandu jutted by about 1 meter, explaining the damage that the city suffered.

The satellite footage, however, is raw and needs analysis by scientists over the next few weeks.

The earthquake has claimed the lives of over 7000 people in Nepal, while many are still missing, believed to be under the rubble. Rescue operations are underway and many South Asian and Europwan countries have sent relief material to the country.

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