Debris From Japanese Tsunami Headed for California Coast
Huge amounts of debris are bound for the California coastline. All of it, 25 million tons, is coming from Japan — raked away from the coast by the massive tsunami that hit nearly a year ago.
The tsunami triggered by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake off the coast of Japan tore Japanese life from the shoreline and pulled it into the sea. Everything used in daily life found its way into the Pacific Ocean. Some of it sank, some of it has been retrieved, but most of it is now floating in the Pacific Ocean.
I’ve been wondering when this was coming. I’m sure that several tons of this stuff has already been ingested by marine wildlife. A huge environmental disaster that we’ll be feeling for years to come.