Tsunami Debris Possibly From Temple

OCEANSIDE, Ore. — A possible piece from a Japanese temple has washed up on shore near Oceanside, Oregon. A local resident found the wooden slab which he says is from the top of a religious structure.

He notified parks officials to let them know of his find and they are now storing the object. The tsunami struck Japan back in March 2011 killing more than 15,000 people.

Debris from the country has been washing up every since. There is no word from Japanese consular’s office on the authenticity of the piece.