Last Updated: Saturday, April 27, 2013

Tsunami debris California 2013: Japan Tsunami boat reaches Crescent City


Japanese fishing boat washed by 2011 tsunami has been confirmed as the first piece of debris to reach the coast of California. The 20-foot boat is the first remnant from the disaster zone to reach the state. 

Tsunami boat belonging to the Takata High School in Rikuzentakata, in Iwate Prefecture of Japan reached Crescent City of California on April 7, 2013. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NOAA, and the Japanese Consulate in San Francisco confirmed this news.

According to the Japanese government, about 1.5 million tons of debris was floating in the ocean immediately after the Tsunami disaster.

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Photo: Mr Troy Nicolini, of NOAA's National Weather Service, inspecting a Japanese Tsunami boat washed up in Crescent City, California; April 8, 2013; AP.

Original post: Natural Disasters List April 27, 2013