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February 22nd, 2012
Path of Tsunami Debris Mapped Out

Almost a year after the Japanese Tohoku earthquake and mega-tsunami, the Pacific Ocean is still dealing with the consequences of the catastrophe. A mass of debris was washed out to sea as floodwaters receded from the land, and some of that wreckage continues to float around the ocean. Most of it headed eastwards, according to modelling work by the Hawaii-based International Pacific Research Center. Its staff have given an update to this week’s biennial Ocean Sciences meeting. Read More