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Huge piece of possible tsunami debris washes ashore on Big Island

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Courtesy: The Ka'u Calendar Courtesy: The Ka'u Calendar
Courtesy: The Ka'u Calendar Courtesy: The Ka'u Calendar
NAALEHU, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Photographs of what could possibly be the largest piece of Japan tsunami debris to wash ashore in Hawaii were published online by the Ka'u Calendar newspaper on Friday.

The newspaper's online blog reports hikers discovered a huge metal container on the coastline below Na'alehu on Wednesday.

The giant object, which could have possibly  been a pontoon for a floating dock, is estimated to be around twelve feet tall and close to twenty feet wide.

Officials have not yet inspected the yellow object, but the Department of Land and Natural Resources and NOAA have reportedly been notified of the discovery.

Anyone who believes they may have found possible samples of debris from the Japan tsunami is encouraged to call (808) 587-0400, or send a picture of the debris with a detailed description of the object, date found, location and finder's contact information to dlnr@hawaii.gov.

If you find a debris item that can clearly be traced back to an individual or group and has monetary and personal value, please report it to DisasterDebris@noaa.gov with relevant information.

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