Tsunamis of Floating Debris from Japan Head for Hawaiian Coast

October 25, 2011 / 1 Comment

Tsunamis of worry are still sweeping those countries hit by destructive waves in the recent past. Tsunami wrought havoc in Japan earlier during the current year. However, it seems like it will not be the only country affected by the disaster.

20 Million Tons of Japanese Debris Spotted En Route to Hawaii 2 Tsunamis of Floating Debris from Japan Head for Hawaiian Coast

In July, debris from the coastline was seen swept into the ocean and was being carried by ocean currents towards Hawaii. Scientists believe that 20 million tons of rubbish would hit the west coast of North America in the not-too-distant future

A Russian ship’s crew had, last month, spotted debris including cars, fridges and other household goods. They even spotted a 20ft-long fishing boat, passing the Midway Islands.

20 Million Tons of Japanese Debris Spotted En Route to Hawaii 1 Tsunamis of Floating Debris from Japan Head for Hawaiian Coast

We hear a team from the International Pacific Research Center of the University of Hawaii at Manoa has been studying the patterns of debris flow and believes that the wreckage could hit Hawaii sooner next year than previously thought.

It is being estimated that around 20 million tons of debris have flowed from Japan. It is clear that the environmental impact of the debris cloud is set to be detrimental to the island’s ecosystems. Does anyone have a solution?