The mountain moved
Were you aware that Mount Everest has moved—about three centimeters to the southwest?
They say it’s because of the April earthquake in Nepal.
For my part, I’d be looking for someone with faith the size of a mustard seed. In this case, a biggish mustard seed.
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Posted by: Randal Mandock -
Jun. 17, 2015 5:19 PM ET USA
Your notification intrigued me, so I just took a gander at the USGS tectonic summary and finite fault model in order to understand the geometry of the movement. If the southwestern displacement of Mt. Everest is confirmed, then it is clear that not only is the Indian plate subducting beneath the Eurasian plate in a northeasterly direction, but Mt. Everest, being located on the Eurasian plate, probably grew a little higher in its thrust-faulted climb over the Indian plate.