Entire City of Kathmandu and Surroundings May Have Been Thrust More Than Two Feet Upward by Nepal Earthquake

One aspect of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that rocked Kathmandu and surrounding areas in Nepal became dramatically evident almost immediately: The violent shaking caused monuments and an estimated 70,000 homes to come crumbling down.

More than 6,000 people have died as a result, and survivors are still being pulled out of the rubble.

Since the quake on April 25, I’ve been waiting to hear about another effect — one that is not so obvious from the ground: How much did the quake defo

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