Did an earthquake shrink Mount Everest? India is going to check.

By Max Bearak, The Washington Post

According to India’s surveyor-general, a school of thought has grown that Earth’s highest peak, Mount Everest, has shrunk.

“We are sending an expedition to Mount Everest,” said the official, Swarna Subba Rao, on the sidelines of the Geospatial World Forum in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad. He told the BBC that his surveyors would work with the government of Nepal, which shares the mountain with China, to “remeasure” the hulking rock.

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