New seismic research explains continental collision beneath Tibet

New seismic research explains continental collision beneath Tibet

New seismic data collected by scientists at Stanford University and the Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences suggests that two competing processes are simultaneously operating beneath a collision zone in Tibet. This research contributes to an ongoing debate over…

Strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hits SW China / India border region

Strong and shallow M6.9 earthquake hits SW China / India border region

A strong and shallow earthquake registered by CENC (China) as M6.9 hit Milein County, Nyingchi City, Tibet (SW China / India border region) at 22:34 UTC on November 17, 2017 (06:34 local time, November 18). Both USGS and EMSC report it as M6.3 at a depth of 10 km…

Large slow-moving landslide captured on video, Tibet

Large slow-moving landslide captured on video, Tibet

A dramatic earthflow, slow-moving landslide, occurred in Qinghai province's Dimye village, Tibet on September 7, 2017 and was captured on video. Geophysicist and disaster researcher Mika McKinnon said the flow might be associated with the melting permafrost,…

Rare landspout observed in Tibet, the first since 1961

Rare landspout observed in Tibet, the first since 1961

Residents of Dangxiong, southwest China's Tibet witnessed and recorded a rare landspout at high altitudes on Saturday, July 1, 2017. The event lasted about 10 minutes. According to Xinhua, it is the first time Tibet has observed a landspout since 1961. There…

Two mysterious avalanches reported in Tibet

Two mysterious avalanches reported in Tibet

A massive avalanche of unknown cause was reported in the Aru Range of Tibet in July 2016. The avalanche sent glacial ice and rock tumbling down the valley, and nine people got killed on the occasion. A second such avalanche happened again in September, only a few…

Nepal to re-measure Mount Everest

Nepal to re-measure Mount Everest

There seems to be some confusion over the exact height of Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain.Chinese and Nepalese officials have disagreed over the height of the iconic peak. The Nepalese has decided to clear the air, and will re-measure the mountain