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Tibetan county and township move due to Nepal earthquake

(Xinhua)    17:11, May 19, 2015

LHASA, May 19 -- A township and county in Tibet have moved slightly southward as a result of the devastating Nepal earthquake, said a Chinese expert on Tuesday.

The township of Gyirong and Nyalam County, which border Nepal, have shifted about 60 centimeters, said Wang Qi, a professor with the China University of Geosciences who is leading a research team in Tibet, southwest China.

According to Wang, the massive quake on April 25 resulted in the movement of the Indian Plate and the Eurasian Plate. "Gyirong and Nyalam are close to the epicenter, so their movements are obvious," he explained.

The quake also resulted in the sinking of Nyalam by about 10 centimeters, he added.

Wang also told Xinhua that, after analysis, they will offer a conclusion about whether the height of Mount Qomolangma has changed since the quake.

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