US harbour feels effects
SOME broken docks and debris were pulled out of Santa Cruz, California, harbour on Saturday morning after a day of tsunami surges caused by the largest earthquake in Japan’s history. Officials have counted 18 sunken vessels and many more that continue to take on water and could sink in the near future, according to Lt Renee McKinnon of the Coast Guard. The overall damage to the harbour is still being calculated, though the early assessment is about $ 17.14 million, Port Director Lisa Ekers said at a Saturday morning news conference. She said half of a dock was gone and at least 10 have significant damage.