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Fears Grow of a Himalayan Tsunami as Glaciers Melt

Melting glaciers and rising temperatures are forming a potentially destructive combination in the deep ravines of Nepals Himalayan foothills, and the Phulping Bridge - on the Araniko Highway linking Kathmandu with the Chinese border - is a good place to see just how dangerous the pairing can be.
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Latitudeá 27░53'54.73"N, Longitudeá 86░55'18.81"E

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The Imja Glacial Lake is the second largest glacial lake in Nepal Himalayas after Tsho Rolpa and is listed high among potentially dangerous glacial lakes. It lies at an altitude of 5000 metres above sea level and is fed by the debris-covered glaciers of Imja, Lhotse Shar and Amphu Lapcha. This lake is the headwater of the Imja River.
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Ed ~ Imja Lake, at an altitude of 5,010 meters, formed by glacial melting and did not exist prior to 1960.

Experts of the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in Geneva warned June 5, 2002 of bursting Himalayan glacial lakes, threatening the lives of millions of people, because of ice melt caused by global warming.
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