Japan disaster in figures


Posted at Mar 20 2011 02:56 AM | Updated as of Mar 20 2011 11:00 AM

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

  • The death toll is expected to exceed 10,000, with northeastern prefectures of Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima most severely hit.

At least 7,508 people were confirmed dead, exceeding 6,434 who died after the Kobe earthquake in 1995.

But 11,680 people are still missing, National Police Agency of Japan says on Saturday.

Number of people evacuated

  • About 360,000 people have been evacuated and are staying at shelters, National Police Agency of Japan says on Saturday.

Households without electricity

  • About 256,819 households in the north were without electricity as of late Saturday, Tohuku Electric Power Co. says.

Households without water

  • At least 1.03 million households were without running water as of Saturday, the Health Ministry says on Saturday.

Number of buildings damaged

  • At least 117,570 buildings have been damaged, with at least 14,606 completely destroyed, National Police Agency of Japan says on Saturday.

Impact on economy

  • 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% of Japan's GDP.

UBS expects Japan's economy to grow 1.4% this year, compared with its previous forecast of 1.5 percent expansion.

But it upgraded its growth forecast for 2012 to 2.5%, up from the previous estimate of 2.1%.

Goldman Sachs expects total economic losses likely to hit 16 trillion yen, while it expects real GDP to decline by 0.5% to 2% in the second quarter.

Number of countries offering aid

  • According to the Japanese foreign ministry, 128 countries and 33 international organisations have offered assistance as of Saturday.