Factbox: Japan disaster in figures

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Posted: Mar 22, 2011 9:07 AM
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 9,080 people were confirmed dead by Japan's National Police Agency as of 6:00 p.m. (0900 GMT) on Tuesday, while 13,561 were reported missing.

NUMBER OF PEOPLE EVACUATED

* A total of 268,510 people are in shelters around the country as of 6:00 p.m. 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. says, 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 says, down from

880,000 on Monday.

NUMBER OF BUILDINGS DAMAGED

* At least 14,717 buildings have been completely destroyed, the National Police Agency of Japan says on Tuesday.

IMPACT ON ECONOMY

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.

Economy Minister Kaoru Yosano told Reuters in an interview last week the total direct and direct damage to the world's third-largest economy could exceed $250 billion, the equivalent of 2-3 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=81.66 yen)

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka in Tokyo; Editing by Daniel Magnowski)