Waves of Rubbish

Posted by By Itster at 9 October, at 09 : 23 AM Print


Lost lives, destroyed buildings, and property damage are just a few of the devastating results of a tsunami.
While most people are aware of a tsunami’s initial destruction, many do not realize that the devastating effects of a tsunami can last for months, or even years. Debris from a tsunami, spread by the ocean, can have a long-lasting impact.
Experts from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have been tracking the debris from the tsunami that struck Japan in March of 2011. They predict that this debris will start to reach the North American coast in October of 2011.
To learn more about Japan’s tsunami debris and its impact on U.S. shores, study the infographic below.

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The Arrival of Japan's Tsunami Debris
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