TSUNAMI ART Work inspired by the Indian Ocean tsunami, December 26, 2004.
"Here is a reference to a tsunami from the Roman poet Vergil (70 B.C. - 19 B.C.). Georgics II, 475-480, 490-492:
As for me, first before everything, may the sweet Muses, for whom I bear an enormous sacred love, accept me and show me the roads of the stars, the eclipses of the sun and the various labors of the moon, the origin of earthquakes, by what force the deep seas swell to burst their bounds and then sink back into themselves...
Blessed is one who has been able to know the causes of things, and has cast beneath his feet all fear and inexorable fate, and the roar of greedy Acheron.
[Acheron, the River of Grief, is one of the five rivers of the Roman Underworld. The others are Cocytus (Woe), Phlegethon (Fire), Lethe (Forgetfulness), and Styx (Unbreakable Oath). Translation by Lorena B. Moore.]
Me vero primum dulces ante omnia Musae, quarum sacra fero ingenti percussus amore, accipiant calique vias et sidera monstrent, defectus solis varios lunaeque labores, unde tremor terris, qua vi maria alta tumescant obicibus ruptis rursusque in se ipsa residant...felix, qui potuit rerum cognoscere causas, atque metus omnis et inexorabile fatum subiecit pedibus strepitumque Acherontis avari. "
Japan Tsunami Debris Floating Toward Hawaii - 10/25/11 04:55 PM ET
HONOLULU — Up to 20 million tons of tsunami debris floating from Japan could arrive on Hawaii's shores by early 2013, before reaching the West Coast, according to estimates by University of Hawaii scientists.
A Russian training ship spotted the junk – including a refrigerator, a television set and other appliances – in an area of the Pacific Ocean where the scientists from the university's International Pacific Research Center predicted it would be. The biggest proof that the debris is from the Japanese tsunami is a fishing boat that's been traced to the Fukushima Prefecture, the area hardest hit by the March 11 disaster.
Jan Hafner, a scientific computer programmer, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that researchers' projections show the debris would reach the coasts of Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Canada around 2014.
They estimate the debris field is spread out across an area that's roughly 2,000 miles long and 1,000 miles wide located between Japan and Midway Atoll, where pieces could wash up in January. Just how much has already sunk and what portion is still floating is unknown.
Japan tsunami flotsam begins washing ashore in B.C. 16/12/2011 10:32:40 AM
Winds and currents have carried the items -- emblazoned with Japanese characters -- nearly 21,000 kilometres across the Pacific Ocean. They began washing up in the Tofino area on Vancouver Island's west coast earlier this week.
Jean-Paul Froment, a longtime area resident, says he's used to seeing things wash up on the beach, but has never seen such a large quantity of debris? at once.
Tofino mayor Perry Schmunk said municipal workers will take special care in cleaning up the retrieved items.
"We will treat the whole thing with respect because everything that has come ashore has dealt with a significant human tragedy," said Schmunk.
For the past few days a variety of bottles, cans and even pieces of lumber with Japanese writing have been carried by currents and the wind up to Tofino.
Christmas Day 2004, and across the Indian Ocean, tourists from around the globe are enjoying dream holidays in the sun. But none of them know that the very next day their video cameras will capture one of the most devastating natural disasters in recorded history, which will leave nearly 300,000 dead in eleven countries.
Five years on, and told almost entirely using amateur footage, much of it never broadcast before, Tsunami: Caught on Camera is the moving true story of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami told through the eyes of those who were actually there.
Shot by ordinary people across the Tsunami's huge impact area, the remarkable amateur footage reveals what happened when the waves, caused by a massive underwater earthquake, hit land.
This powerful, bold and intimate film reveals what it was like to be caught up in the events of that day and tells stories of panic and heart-breaking loss, as well as courage and miraculous survival.
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