Himalayas subsided by 60 cm after Nepal quake
London: The Himalayas subsided by up to 60 cm after the April 2015 Nepal earthquake - but the world’s tallest peak, the 8,848-metre Mt Everest was too far from the subsidence area to be affected, researchers have found Using satellite technology, researchers found that the Himalayas subsided by up to 60 cm after the April 2015 Nepal earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people. Mount Everest, more than 50 km east of the earthquake zone, was too far away to be affected by the subsidence seen in this event, the researchers said. The researchers explained that the apparent growth of the Himalayas between earthquakes is a result of a dangerous kink in the regional fault line below Nepal. This kink had created a ramp 20 km below the surface, with material constantly being pushed up and raising the height of the mountains. The study was published in the journal Nature Geoscience.