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Tectonic collision
Everest is the world's highest mountain, peaking at 8,848 meters. The mountain is the result of a collision between two tectonic plates 50 million years ago: the Indo-Australian Plate and the Eurasian Plate. The collision between these two plates forced the Earth's crust to fold and then lift, forming Mt. Everest. The collision between the plates continues today. Studies estimate that Everest is gaining 1 to 4 mm per year! When will it stop?
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