Ejit Island gets hit by Waves during Highest Tide of 2011

Ejit Island of Majuro Atoll, home to the people of Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands who were evacuated from Bikini Atoll in 1979 due to high levels of cesium 137 in the soil, was overcome by waves during the highest tide of 2011 on Saturday, February 19, 2011.  The high tide measured 6.23 feet (1.9 meters) at about 5 PM local time.  While no one was hurt by the waves washing over the island, many of the local food crops such as breadfruit, pandanus, bananas, papaya and coconuts were damaged.

Ejit Island, Majuro Atoll 2/19/11

Ejit Island, Majuro Atoll 2/19/11

Ejit Island, Majuro Atoll 2/19/11

Ejit Island, Majuro Atoll 2/19/11

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~ by bikinijack on February 20, 2011.

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