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Tracking Debris from the Tohoku Tsunami 
The Japanese government estimated that 5 million tons of debris was swept up by the monstrous tsunami of March 2011.
The map above shows the output of the Surface Currents from Diagnostic (SCUD) model, an attempt to simulate where and how that debris would disperse. Orange and red shaded areas represent parcels of water with a high probably of containing floating debris. The deeper the red color, the higher the likely concentration. The debris field stretches roughly 5,000 kilometers by 2,000 kilometers across the North Pacific. […]
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Tracking Debris from the Tohoku Tsunami 

The Japanese government estimated that 5 million tons of debris was swept up by the monstrous tsunami of March 2011.

The map above shows the output of the Surface Currents from Diagnostic (SCUD) model, an attempt to simulate where and how that debris would disperse. Orange and red shaded areas represent parcels of water with a high probably of containing floating debris. The deeper the red color, the higher the likely concentration. The debris field stretches roughly 5,000 kilometers by 2,000 kilometers across the North Pacific. […]

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A house floats in the Pacific Ocean off the Japanese coast
How Shifting Plates Caused the Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan [Interactive]
The Crippled Japanese Nuclear Reactors [Interactive]
Look at the effect of the tsunami, try this interactive satellite photoset by Spiegel Online.

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Map of the Damage From the Japanese Earthquake
An interactive map and photographs of places in Japan that were damaged by the March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami.

Map of the Damage From the Japanese Earthquake

An interactive map and photographs of places in Japan that were damaged by the March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami.