A tsunami warning issued for northeastern Japan has been cancelled.
Residents in the northeastern town of Soma were ordered to higher ground ahead of an another expected tsunami, however, the threat seems too have now passed.
The tsunami was reported to be three metres high and heading for the same area devastated by Friday’s massive quake and monster tsunami.
The wave was spotted from a fire department helicopter off Fukushima prefecture, TV reports say, while public broadcaster NHK said around 11.20am (1.20pm AEDT) that it was expected to reach the coast within 15 minutes.
Meanwhile there has been an explosion at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, live TV reports.
An explosion shook the quake-damaged Japanese nuclear power plant on Monday and plumes of smoke rose from the building, live television showed.
Japan’s nuclear safety agency said the blast, at the number 3 reactor at the Fukushima no. 1 plant, was believed to be caused by hydrogen.
‘We believe it was a hydrogen explosion. it is not immediately known if it affected the reactor,’ said spokesman Ryo Miyake.
Live footage shows the explosion shaking the quake-damaged Japanese nuclear power plant and plumes of smoke rising from the building.
Japan’s nuclear safety agency say the blast at the number 3 reactor of the Fukushima no. 1 plant is believed to have been caused by hydrogen.
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