Island of Debris The Size of TEXAS From 2011 Japanese Tsunami Is Headed Straight For The U.S.Submitted by emalvini on Wed, 11/06/2013 - 08:51
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
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
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.