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napi21 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:31 AM
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The vast field of debris from Japan earthquake and tsunami that's floating towards U.S. West Coast
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1374520/Japan-e...

Cars, whole houses and even severed feet in shoes: The vast field of debris from Japan earthquake and tsunami that's floating towards U.S. West Coast


A vast field of debris, swept out to sea following the Japan earthquake and tsunami, is floating towards the U.S. West Coast, it has emerged.
More than 200,000 buildings were washed out by the enormous waves that followed the 9.0 quake on March 11.

There have been reports of cars, tractor-trailers, capsized ships and even whole houses bobbing around in open water


There are pictures and predictions at the website. All I can say is I HOPE this guy is wrong!
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inna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:40 AM
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1. arrgghh!! please, someone debunk this! i hope they're wrong, too.
:scared:

But even more grisly are the predictions of U.S. oceanographer Curtis Ebbesmeyer, who is expecting human feet, still in their shoes, to wash up on the West Coast within three years.

'I'm expecting parts of houses, whole boats and feet in sneakers to wash up,' Mr Ebbesmeyer, a Seattle oceanographer who has spent decades tracking flotsam, told MailOnline.

Several thousand bodies were washed out to sea following the disaster and while most of the limbs will come apart and break down in the water, feet encased in shoes will float, Mr Ebbesmeyer said.

'I'm expecting the unexpected,' he added.



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inna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:42 AM
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3. "within 3 years"!!

:nuke:
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Richard D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:45 AM
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4. I can imagine shoes
But I don't think any body parts will survive 3 years in the ocean.
It's going to be a horrible mess, in any case.
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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 02:06 AM
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5. Well, I've read where a lot of household safes and cash have washed ashore in Japan. . .
so there may be surprises of all sorts coming our way. . .
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Electric Monk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 01:40 AM
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2. It'll have to fight its way through Garbage Island first
I knew there must be some good reason for having dumped all that junk there!
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