It’s 19 feet wide.
And it is 7 feet tall.
It makes people walking up to see it look like they’re both short and small!
The concrete and metal dock is packed with styrofoam underneath so it would float. And float it did: it traveled approximately 4,961 miles (this is a definite ‘estimate’ since we don’t know the exact path).
How long did it take the Japanese tsunami debris to make that journey? Well, the tsunami pulled it out to sea on March 11, 2011. And it reached the beach in Newport, Oregon on Monday June 4, 2012. That is a 450 day trip. Wow.
This is just the start of the debris we’ll see hit Oregon (and Washington) beaches. And if you do a google search you’ll see this Japan tsunami dock made headlines around the world.
I think most of us still cannot believe how powerful mega-quakes and tsunamis can be. And how far reaching the impacts become long after the intitial event.