Island of debris the size of TEXAS from 2011 Japanese tsunami is headed straight for the U.S.

Daily Mail Reporter 5 Nov 2013

  • 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

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.

Gigantic: A floating island of debris the size of Texas is floating toward California coast after washing into the Pacific in Japan's horrific 2011 tsunami

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