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Nepal quake moves capital by three meters

The earthquake did not change the height of Mount Everest

Baku. 28 April. REPORT.AZ/ As a result of the devastating earthquake in Nepal soil under the capital Kathmandu moved three meters to the south. Report informs referring to the British media, expert on the tectonic vibrations from Cambridge University James Jackson reached the conclusion.

He estimated that as a result of the earthquake the height of the highest peak of the Earth - Everest remained unchanged.

Scientists at the University of Adelaide in Australia also came to the conclusion that there is no change in altitude of Everest did not happen, and if it happened, it was only a few millimeters. "The main shift has occurred to the west of Mount Everest, the mountain is not located directly above the plane of tectonic displacement," - said one of the employees of the university.

Mount Everest is 8,848 meters above sea level.

An earthquake measuring 7.8 - 7.9 occurred in Nepal on April 25, it was the most powerful in the region over the past 80 years.According to the latest reports, the quake killed more than 4 thousand people.

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