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Island of Debris The Size of TEXAS From 2011 Japanese Tsunami Is Headed Straight For The U.S.

Island of Debris The Size of TEXAS From 2011 Japanese Tsunami Is Headed Straight For The U.S.

Part of the over one million tons of debris dispersed in the Pacific, the trash island is located northeast of the Hawaiian Islands

The first documented tsunami debris to reach California arrived in April 2013

Boats, a dock, a soccer ball, and motorcycle have all been identified on the West Coast as confirmed tsunami debris

PUBLISHED: 22:41 EST, 4 November 2013 | UPDATED: 05:32 EST, 5 November 2013

A floating island of debris the size of Texas has been crossing the vast Pacific Ocean to the western shores of the Americas since a devastating tsunami inundated Japan in 2011, says a new study.

Five million tons of wreckage - the remains of homes, boats, and other remnants of shattered lives in eastern Japan - were swallowed by the ocean that day in March, and more than one million tons of flotsam continues to head towards the west coast of the US.

While the first documented debris from the tragedy has already been found in California, scientists fear these new findings mean there could be a lot more to come and it might arrive all at once.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2487555/Island-debri...

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The size of Texas?

Japan is only about the size of California and Oregon. How can the trash be the size of Texas?

yeah that don't sound right

..and the tsunami didn't cover the whole of japan, only a section of the coast, and only a few miles inland. I suppose the debris would spread itself out over a wider area, but the size of texas???? And how could a motorcycle float all the way across the pacific ocean without sinking? Not saying it didn't happen but that surprises me if it is true.

I think they say that that huge garbage patch in the pacific that has been there for years (befor the tsunami even hit) is also "the size of texas" so maybe somebody got mixed up?

Shipping container

Someone who lives up there told me it was in a shipping container so floated in that way. He said they find random stuff quite often

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