New height of Mount Everest, claims China and Nepal

7.8 magnitude earthquake in 2015 which may be the reason for alteration of heights

Mount Everest is higher than previously thought, China and Nepal has jointly announced that the world’s tallest peak is now officially at 29,031.7 feet. This is slightly higher than Nepal’s previous claim and about 13 feet higher than China’s. Nepal had never measured the height of Mount Everest but accepted the 8,848 metres (29,028 feet) estimate made by the Survey of India in 1954 which includes snow.  
 
Mountaineers had suggested that 7.8 magnitude earthquake in 2015 which claimed nearly 9,000 people in Nepal may be the reason for alteration of heights.
 
Everest is one of the important destinations for climbers and mountaineers and it also possesses many dangers for its climbers such as altitude sickness, avalanches and icefall. As of 2019, as many as 300 people have died on Mount Everest.
 
“Everest is an eternal symbol of friendship between Nepal and China” says Nepali Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali, which announcing the new heights with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.

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