Japan Tsunami Debris

Date: 1/8/2011

Scientific projections of where the debris from the tsunami triggered by Japan’s 9.0 magnitude earthquake might head shows within a year the north-western Hawaiian Islands will see pieces washing up on its shores. In two years the remaining Hawaiian Islands and in three years the plume will reach the US west coast, dumping debris on the beaches of California, British Columbia, Alaska and Baja. The debris will then drift into the famous North Pacific Garbage Patch to break into smaller and smaller pieces. In five years Hawaii’s shores could see another barrage of debris.

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