New wave of tsunami debris washing ashore in HawaiiUPDATED 7:31 PM HST Nov 13, 2013Video Transcript
A NEW wave of possible tsunami debris starting to wash up on our state shorelines. Large pieces of wood...that can be hazardous... Our Nana Ohkawa tells us why that's significant.. -- all NEW at 6... This isn't tsunami debris Hawaii's used to seeing.. Pieces of a 20-foot wood beam that recently washed up on Malaekahana Beach on Oahu. It's probably from a home. Gisela Speidel of UH says if THIS came from Japan... It could indicate a NEW wave is headed our way. 204 IT REALLY LOOKS LIKE DIFFERENT TYPE OF DEBRIS IS COMING IN BEFORE IT WAS OYSTER BUOY THE THINGS THAT FLOATED BOATS THAT SAT HIGH IN THE WATER SO THEY WERE MORE WIND DRIVEN 218 Now, the debris is more current driven... Pieces that sit deeper in the water.. Debris that didn't sink completely... 1021 IM THINKING THAT PERHAPS THESE WOODEN PIECES ARE THE ONE PERCENTAGE WINDAGE AND THIS IS NOW COMING HERE 1031 This picture sent into the team from someone in Kahuku..The lettering was made of plastic and denoted a village somewhere in Japan. And this one was found earlier this month on Hanamaula Beach on Kauai.. 456 THEY HAVE VERY NICE MORTIS FEATURES WITH CUT OUT WOOD SO THEY WOULD PUT THE PIECES TOGETHER AND THATS NICE CLEAN FEATURES 08 AND IT SEEMS LIKE THE BEAMS ARE 5 AND 3 QUARTER INCH QUARTER AND 5 IN 514 Measurements that scientists say aren't commonly used in the U.S. As these pieces head towards Hawaii.. researchers have safety concerns. 615 THEY TWIRL AROUND THE OCEAN AS A SWIMMER YOU CAN GET KNOCKED BY THEM AND THEN THEY ARE HAZARDOUS FOR BOATS 620 Digital maps show pieces like these will continue showing up on our shores all winter long. Nana Ohkawa KITV4 News.