TOKYO (Reuters) - The following is a list of the likely impact of and response to the devastating earthquake and tsunami that rocked the northeast coast of Japan on March 11, and subsequent crisis at nuclear power plants.
* The death toll is expected to exceed 10,000, with northeastern prefectures of Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima most severely hit. At least 7,653 people were confirmed dead as of late Saturday, exceeding 6,434 who died after the Kobe earthquake in 1995. Another 11,746 people are still missing, National Police Agency of Japan says.
* About 362,580 people have been evacuated and are staying at shelters as of late Saturday, National Police Agency of Japan says.
The government expanded the evacuation area around a quake-stricken nuclear plant in northeastern Japan to a 20 km (12 miles) radius from 10 km on March 12. Since then, around 177,500 residents have evacuated from the zone.
The government has also told people within 30 km of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, some 240 km north of Tokyo, to stay indoors.
- About 256,819 households in the north were without electricity as of late Saturday, Tohuku Electric Power Co. says.
* At least 1.04 million households in 11 prefectures were without running water as of Saturday, the Health Ministry says Saturday.
* At least 117,770 buildings have been damaged, with at least 14,623 completely destroyed, National Police Agency of Japan says Saturday.
- Citigroup expects 5-10 trillion yen in damage to housing and infrastructure, while Barclays Capital estimates economic losses of 15 trillion yen ($183.7 billion) or 3 percent of Japan’s GDP.
UBS expects Japan’s economy to grow 1.4 percent this year, compared with its previous forecast of 1.5 percent expansion. But it upgraded its growth forecast for 2012 to 2.5 percent, up from the previous estimate of 2.1 percent.
Goldman Sachs expects total economic losses likely to hit 16 trillion yen, while it expects real GDP to decline by 0.5-2 percent in the second quarter.
- According to the Japanese foreign ministry, 128 countries and 33 international organizations have offered assistance as of Saturday.
Reporting by Yoko Nishikawa; Editing by Jeremy Laurence