Up to date: December 8, 2020 2:56:00 pm
China and Nepal have collectively introduced a brand new top for Mount Everest, ending a discrepancy between the 2 nations. The brand new official top is 8,848.86 meters (29,032 ft), barely greater than Nepal’s earlier measurement and about 4 meters greater than China’s.
The Nepal authorities aimed to measure the precise top of the mountain amid debates that there might need been a change in its top attributable to varied causes, together with the devastating earthquake of 2015.
Based on the measurement accomplished in 1954 by Survey of India, the peak of Mt. Everest was recorded at 8,848 meters.
In 1975, Chinese language surveyors measured Mt. Everest as 8,848.13 meters above sea degree, based on China’s official Xinhua information company.
A survey in 2005 discovered the summit’s rock top at 8,844.43 meters and its ice-snow layer at 3.5 meters deep. There was one meter of unknown materials, most likely a combination of ice and gravel, between the rock head and the snow cap, it stated in a report in Might this 12 months.
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