The image above shows the calculated distribution of debris two years from now; a series of six images are at Good's environmental blog. The International Pacific Research Center offers a nice animation of the process.
What might be in the debris? How about strongboxes full of money?
Safes are washing up along the tsunami-battered coast, and police are trying to find their owners — a unique problem in a country where many people, especially the elderly, still stash their cash at home. By one estimate, some $350 billion worth of yen doesn’t circulate...
As workers and residents pick through the wreckage, they are increasingly stumbling upon cash and locked safes... Goto couldn’t specify how many safes his department has collected so far, saying only that there were “several hundreds” with more coming in every day.