(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 difficult to forecast.
A total of 8,649 people were confirmed dead by Japan’s National Police Agency as of midday on Monday (11 p.m. ET on Sunday), while 13,262 were reported missing.
* A total of 349,349 people are in shelters around the country as of midday (0300 GMT) Monday after being evacuated, the National Police Agency of Japan said.
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.
A total of 242,927 households in the north were without electricity as of Sunday evening, 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.
* At least 14,637 buildings have been completely destroyed, the National Police Agency of Japan says on Monday.
* The World Bank, citing private estimates, said the cost of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami could range from $122 billion to $235 billion, or 2.5 to 4 percent of GDP. It said the disaster would hurt Japan’s GDP growth through 2011.
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.
Goldman Sachs expects total economic losses 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. ($1=81.66 yen)
Reporting by Chizu Nomiyama in Tokyo, Editing by Sugita Katyal