You will be astonished to know that buildings as big as Mount Evrest also moves. According to latest study by China’s National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation, the world’s tallest peak has moved 40 cm in past ten years out of which movement of 3 cm came during recent earthquakes in Nepal.
The organisation started observing the mountain also known as Mt. Qomolangma in China since 2005. After anaylsing for 10 censecutive years the chinese organisation noted an annuall movemnet 0.3 cm. The agency also noted that during April 25 and May 12 when several earthquakes created havok in the Nepal, then the movement of tectonic plates caused Mount Everest to move by 3 cm from its place. However, the height of the world’s tallest mountain (8,848 metre) remained unaffected in these years.
The agency also reported that the movement due to eartquakes has been in south-west direction. While explaining the reasons behind the movement, chinese experts said several geographical changes play major role in influecing the climate and ecology of East and Sout Asia which led the mountain to move.Tags: earthquake, himalayas, mount everest, Nepal, quake