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Mount Everest is higher than what was previously recorded.

The highest peak in the world, Mount Everest, is now 86 centimeters taller at 8,848.86 meters.

The highest peak in the world, Mount Everest, is now 86 centimeters taller at 8,848.86 meters. Mount Everest is now 29,031.69 feet above sea level. As per the current measuring, Everest's official height is 8,848.86 meters, announced on Dec. 08, 2020. The Foreign Minister of Nepal, Pradeep Gyawali, and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi attended the virtual event and read letters from the respective Heads of State, President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, and Chinese President Xi Jinping.

Nepal and China certified Mount Everest elevation at 8,848.86 meters above sea level, 86 cm higher than what had been recorded since 1954. Nepal had never alone measured Mount Everest, but in 1954 it used the Indian Survey estimate of 8,848 meters, including snow. In 2005 Chinese measurement found that the Everest height was 8,844,43 meters (29,017 feet), about 3.7 meters less than the forecast of 1954.

Some geologists have suggested that the changes could have taken place for different reasons, like the devastating 2015 Nepal earthquake.

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