March 25, 2011 / 1:19 PM / 7 years ago

FACTBOX - Japan disaster in figures

TOKYO (Reuters) - The following lists the impact from and responses to the devastating earthquake and tsunami that rocked the northeast coast of Japan on March 11, and the subsequent crisis at a nuclear power plant.

A worker carries a cat as he walks away from rubble of destroyed buildings in Kesennuma, two weeks after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami, March 25, 2011. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj


* A total of 10,066 people were confirmed dead by Japan’s National Police Agency as of 0900 GMT on Friday, while 17,452 were missing.


* A total of 245,605 people were in shelters around the country as of 0900 GMT on Friday following evacuation, the National Police Agency said.

The government expanded the evacuation area around a quake-stricken nuclear plant in northeastern Japan to a 20-km (12-mile) radius from 10 km on March 12. Since then, about 177,500 residents have evacuated from the zone.

The government has also said people living within 30 km of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex but outside the 20-km radius should consider leaving.


* A total of 196,655 households in the north were without electricity as of 0900 GMT on Friday, Tohuku Electric Power Co said.


At least 660,000 households in 10 prefectures were without running water as of 0400 GMT on Thursday, the Health Ministry said.


* At least 18,778 buildings have been completely destroyed, the National Police Agency of Japan said on Friday.


The government said on Wednesday it estimated damage from the earthquake and tsunami at 16 trillion to 25 trillion yen ($198 billion-$309 billion).

The estimate covers damage to roads, homes, factories and other infrastructure, but excludes lost economic activity from power outages and costs arising from damage to the Fukushima nuclear power plant, as well as the impact of swings in

financial markets and business sentiment.

The yen spiked to a record high against the dollar after the quake, prompting the 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. Earlier in the week, the Nikkei briefly rose

above 9,559.62, a 50 percent retracement of its fall from a February 17 peak to a two-year intraday low hit last week. On Friday, it ended at 9,536.13, up 1.1 percent from the day before.

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.

Some estimate the already debt-laden government will have to compile an extra budget topping 10 trillion yen, or nearly 3 percent of gross domestic product.


According to the Foreign Ministry, 132 countries and 34 international organisations had offered assistance as of 0800 GMT on Thursday.

($1 = 80.985 yen)

Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Joseph Radford

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