Date: 22:41 EST, 4 November 2013 | UPDATED: 05:32 EST, 5 November 2013
|Gigantic: A floating island of debris the size of Texas is floating toward California coast after washing into the Pacific in Japan's horrific 2011 tsunami Photo Credit: MailOnline|
- Part of the over one million tons of debris dispersed in the Pacific, the trash island is located northeast of the Hawaiian Islands
- The first documented tsunami debris to reach California arrived in April 2013
- Boats, a dock, a soccer ball, and motorcycle have all been identified on the West Coast as confirmed tsunami debris
Five million tons of wreckage - the remains of homes, boats, and other remnants of shattered lives in eastern Japan - were swallowed by the ocean that day in March, and more than one million tons of flotsam continues to head towards the west coast of the US.
While the first documented debris from the tragedy has already been found in California, scientists fear these new findings mean there could be a lot more to come and it might arrive all at once.
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