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2011 Japan Tsunami Debris Path

LEFTINTHE WAKE 2011 Japan Tsunami Debris Path ALASKA Using satellite data and the behaviour of 15,000 scientific bouys, Nikolai Maximento and Jan Hafner of the International Pacific Research Center have predicted the path that the debris from the 2011 Japanese tsunami will take- After 1 year the debris will reach the Midway Islands, and after 3 years it will hit the North American ' pacific coast. CANADA Ultimately, following the path of the currents, the tsunami flotsam will end up in the oft-ignored North Pacific Garbage Patch- creating UNITED JAPAN a grief-stricken addition to an * already pressing STATES problem. Garbage Patch DEBRIS CENTER HAWAIIN ISLANDS MARCH 21, 2011 (U.S.) 2012 2014 2016 NORTH PACIFIC TROPICAL CYRE SOURCE: "Tsunami Debris Path" National Geographic, January 2012

2011 Japan Tsunami Debris Path

shared by davidmatton on Feb 06
Natural disasters are terrible events. Sometimes, when one happens far away, we aren't aware of the full scope of effects it causes. I created this infographic to bring attention to the lasting conseq...


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