Persuasive Essay Everest

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A monstrous earthquake shook Nepal on April 25th, this year. It killed more than 8,000 people and the earthquake was so powerful, it may have shrunk Mount Everest. The famous peak lost almost about an inch according to U.S. analysis of satellite data. Chinese data suggests that the mountain has not shrunk; it has only been shifted a few centimeters. Mount Everest still remains the highest mountain in the world at twenty-nine thousand twenty nine feet above sea level. Scientists were not surprised by the movement, though. “While these quakes may have lowered Everest the ongoing plate motion that created the Himalayas will increase Everest’s height over the long term,” says Susan Owen, a NASA scientist in California.

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