Massive Debris Patch From Japanese Tsunami Floating to America

 Massive Debris Patch From Japanese Tsunami Floating to America

110315-N-2653B-148 OFUNATO, Japan (March 15, 2011) A tug boat is among debris in Ofunato, Japan, following a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Matthew M. Bradley/Released)



University of Hawaii researchers are projecting that the first batch of debris, including construction material, cars, trees, roof tops and household items, could hit Hawaii in about two years

U.S. researches say a huge amount of debris from remnants of Japan’s coastal towns swept away in last month’s tsunami is moving across the Pacific Ocean and could reach the United States in the next few years.


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