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Sep
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9.17.13 … wonders never cease …

Mount McKinley, 83ft, recalculate,  BBC News:

The highest peak in North America has shrunk in stature, according to new data released by US geographers.Mount McKinley, located in the US state of Alaska, measured 83ft 25.29m shorter than previously understood.The mountain now measures at 20,237ft. It was was last officially measured in 1952, researchers said.The US Geological Survey speculated the reduced height could merely be the result of more accurate measurement technology – or “climate differences”.The US Geological Survey released the data as part of the agencys effort to update all of Alaskas topographic maps.

via BBC News – Mount McKinley 83ft shorter than previously thought.


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