How much does the height of K2 increase yearly and why?



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    I don’t have an exact answer as far as K2 is concerned, but its growth is in the realm of 10mm per year, based upon the growth of the Himalaya, Karakorum range (of which K2 is part of) and the Tibetan plateau.  This growth is caused by plate tectonics. Basically, the Indian plate moves toward the Eurasian plate every year and as this action occurs, the land is pushed up at the place where the two plates collide, raising the Himalaya and surrounding areas, as well as causing earthquakes in the region.  

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