Tsunami hits Japan coast

2013-10-25 22:01

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Tokyo - Tsunami waves of up to 1m high have hit the coast of north-eastern Japan after a powerful earthquake, the Meteorological Agency said on Saturday.

No abnormalities were detected at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, where three nuclear reactors suffered meltdowns, after a tsunami swept through the plant in March 2011.

The spike was probably caused after a recent heavy downpour washed radiation-contaminated soil into the ditch.

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