March 22, 2011 / 5:37 AM / 7 years ago

Factbox: Japan disaster in figures

(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.

DEATH TOLL

* A total of 9,199 people were confirmed dead by Japan’s National Police Agency as of 1400 GMT on Tuesday, while 13,786 were reported missing.

NUMBER OF PEOPLE EVACUATED

* A total of 263,915 people are in shelters around the country as of 1400 GMT on Tuesday 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.

HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT ELECTRICITY

* A total of 216,164 households in the north were without electricity as of Tuesday evening, Tohuku Electric Power Co. said, down from 216,977 at noon.

HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT WATER

* At least 760,000 households in 10 prefectures were without running water as of Tuesday, the Health Ministry said, down from

880,000 on Monday.

NUMBER OF BUILDINGS DAMAGED

* At least 14,722 buildings have been completely destroyed, the National Police Agency of Japan said on Tuesday.

IMPACT ON ECONOMY

Economy Minister Kaoru Yosano told Reuters in an interview last week the total damage to the world’s third-largest economy could exceed $250 billion, the equivalent of 2-3 percent of gross domestic product.

The yen spiked to a record high against the dollar after the quake, prompting a first joint intervention by the Group of Seven rich nations in 11 years to help shield Japan’s export-reliant economy.

Tokyo’s Nikkei stock average slumped as much as 20 percent to a two-year low as the disaster and nuclear crisis unfolded last week. But as of Tuesday’s close the index had rebounded 17 percent from that two-year trough.

Japan’s reconstruction spending will almost certainly exceed that of the 1995 quake in Kobe, when the government needed extra budgets of more than 3 trillion yen ($37 billion). Some estimate the already debt-laden government to compile an extra budget topping 10 trillion, or nearly 3 percent of gross domestic product.

NUMBER OF COUNTRIES OFFERING AID

According to the Japanese foreign ministry, 128 countries and 33 international organizations have offered assistance as of Tuesday.

($1 = 81.04 Japanese Yen)

Reporting by Shinichi Saoshiro in Tokyo; Editing by Sanjeev Miglani

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