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Debris from Japanese Tsunami to Reach Hawaii Very Soon

 

Much of the debris has been spreading across the Pacific Ocean and there’s a large amount of Debris from Japanese Tsunami to Reach Hawaii Very Soon. Fishermen, sailors and boat enthusiasts will need to be extra careful went out on the waters. 

Debris to Reach Hawaii in The Next Few Days From Japanese TsunamiLumber, boats and other debris ripped from Japanese coastal towns by tsunamis last year have spread across some 3,000 miles to areas halfway across the North Pacific.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration estimated the first bits of tsunami debris will make landfall soon on small atolls northwest of the main Hawaiian Islands. The rest of the debris was expected to reach the coasts of Oregon, Washington state, Alaska and Canada around 2014.

Debris from Japanese Tsunami to Reach Hawaii Very Soon

NOAA’s tsunami marine debris coordinator, Ruth Yender, told an online news conference Tuesday that agency workers were boarding Coast Guard flights that patrol the archipelago. NOAA also asked scientists stationed at Midway and other atolls to look for the debris.

Debris initially collected in a thick mass in the ocean after tsunamis dragged homes, boats, cars and other parts of daily life from coastal towns out to sea. Most likely sank not far from Japan’s eastern coast.

In September, a Russian training ship spotted a refrigerator, a television set and other appliances west of Hawaii. By now, the debris has likely drifted so far apart that only one object can be seen at a time, said Nikolai Maximenko, a University of Hawaii researcher and ocean currents expert.

One to 2 million tons of debris remain in the ocean, but only one to 5 per cent of that could reach Hawaii, Alaska, Oregon, Washington state and Canada’s British Columbia, Maximenko said. The tsunamis generated a total of 20 million to 25 million tons of debris, including what was left on land.

Some sailors are all ready spotting items floating in the ocean and the rest of this Debris from Japanese Tsunami to Reach Hawaii Very Soon. Also all the surfers will need to be watch out for any deris as well.
 
~~Aloha Nui Loa

 
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