China: Everest shifted 3 centimeters after Nepal quake

#AceNewsReport – BEIJING:June.16: Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, was moved three centimeters southwest by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that devastated Nepal in April, Chinese authorities say.

But the April 25 quake, which left more than 8,000 people dead, did not affect the height of the 8,848-meter mountain, according to the report by China’s National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation.

Chinese state media reported the administration had set a satellite monitoring system on the peak in 2005 to observe the movement of the mountain.

In the decade since, Everest had been moving northeast at a speed of four centimeters a year, and had grown by 0.3 centimeter annually, state media reported.

The April earthquake reversed the direction of the mountain, shifting it to roughly where it would have been nine months earlier.

It triggered a number of avalanches on and around the mountain — which is located at the border of Nepal and China — claiming the lives of many climbers. The deaths led mountaineering companies to call off their climbs for the rest of the season.

New data showed a second deadly quake in Nepal, which struck on May 12 with a magnitude of 7.5, did not move the mountain, state media reported.

Previous analyses by seismologists have said that the mountain likely shifted by as much as meters in the quake, but the height was likely unchanged.

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` Sherpa Mountain Guides Leave Mount Everest in Walkout Demanding a Fund be Set for Those Killed '

#AceWorldNews – NEPAL – April 22 – Most Sherpa mountain guides have decided to leave Mount Everest in a walkout certain to disrupt a climbing season, AP reported. Earlier Tuesday,

Nepal’s government agreed to some of the Sherpas’ demands in the threatened boycott, such as setting up a relief fund for Sherpas who are killed or injured in climbing accidents.

However, the funding falls well short of what the Sherpas wanted.

Last Friday, several Sherpa guides were hauling climbing gear between camps when a chunk of ice triggered an avalanche.

Thirteen bodies were recovered and three Sherpas are still missing.

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1. #AceWorldNews – April 18 – NEPAL – An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday, killing 12 Nepali mountaineering guides, a Tourism Ministry official said.


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` Avalanche sweeps down the slope of `Mount Everest ‘ Killing 12 Nepali Mountaineering Guides ‘

#AceWorldNews – April 18 – NEPAL – An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday, killing 12 Nepali mountaineering guides, a Tourism Ministry official said.

The first major avalanche this climbing season hit the most popular route as hundreds of foreign and Nepali climbers flock to the mountain to attempt to climb its 8,850 meter peak.

Three Nepali guides were injured and some people may be missing, Reuters quoted Tilak Ram Pandey, an official at the ministry’s mountaineering department, as saying.

The avalanche hit the Sherpa guides between base camp and camp 1 early on Friday.


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