When Tepco finally announces the earthquake, they will say: ‘We are prepared for the worst’
The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) said Thursday it will release its first detailed earthquake assessment report next week, but that it will be short on specifics, citing the complexity of the earthquake.
The utility said it will use the information it releases for more than 100,000 people, including in the aftermath of the devastating Tsunami of March 11, 2011.
It will also include the effects of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant meltdown, as well as other factors it said could affect people.
The report will also consider the effects on the country and the wider region, the utility said.
TEPCO will release more information in coming weeks, it said.
The government is investigating whether the earthquake hit at the moment it caused the nuclear plant accident.
It was the third major earthquake since the end of the war in the East China Sea, but only the second since March 11.
The U.S. Geological Survey says it was a magnitude-7.3 earthquake.
Japan has suffered three aftershocks of magnitude-6.0, 6.5 and 6.4 in the past two years.
The most recent was a 6.1 quake on April 15.