What is the fastest that a mountain can grow?



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    The current fastest growing mountain is Nanga Purbet in Pakistan. It grows 0.27 inches per year. It is currently the ninth tallest mountain in the world at 26,658 feet.

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    Volcanoes can grow at rates of meters per minute on occasion (and they can lose height even more quickly). Non-volcanic mountains may be uplifted during earthquakes by several meters on occasion, but usually much less than that. Mountain growth is almost always episodic rather than gradual; the 0.27 inches per year figure for Nanga Purbet is not something that happens every year – often enough, that (and all) mountains will lose height by erosion for decades or longer, then in one quake it will gain it all back, or more.

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