The disaster in Japan at a Glance

The following is a list of the possible consequences of, and reactions 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

The death toll is expected to exceeds 10,000 people. Most of the disaster affected prefectures of Miyagi, Fukushima and Iwate. As of Saturday, March 19, was confirmed death of 7653 people, that exceeded the number of those killed in the earthquake in Kobe in 1995 (6434 people). According to the National Police Agency of Japan, more 11.746 people missing.


The number of evacuees

As of Saturday, have been evacuated and are in shelters 362.580 people.

Government increased the radius of the evacuation zone around the disaster struck a nuclear power plant to 20 kilometers from 10 kilometers to 12 March. Since then, the area has been evacuated from the order 177.500 inhabitants.

Also, the government has recommended people living within 30 kilometers from the Fukushima nuclear complex Dai-ichi to stay in their homes.

Homes without power

As stated in the Tohuku Electric Power Co., As of Saturday, March 19, in the north near the 256.819 houses remained without electricity.


Homes without water

As reported on Saturday, the Ministry of Health, at least,
1.4 million homes in 11 prefectures on Saturday were without water.


The number of damaged houses

According to the National Police Agency of Japan, as of Saturday were damaged at least 117.770 Buildings, and at least 14.623 Building were completely destroyed.


Impact on economy

Citigroup expects costs of housing and infrastructure at 10.5 trillion yen, and economic estimates Barclays Capital ranging 15 trillion yen (183.7 billion dollars), or three percent of GDP.


UBS experts expect growth of the Japanese economy this year at 1.4 percent, which is comparable to previous estimates of growth of 1.5 percent. In addition, they have changed their estimates of GDP growth for 2012 from 2.1 to 2.5 percent.


At Goldman Sachs expect the overall economic impact is likely to reach $ 16 trillion yen, and expect that real GDP in the second quarter of the year fall by 0.5-2 percent.


The number of countries that offered help

According to the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 128 countries and 33 international organizations have offered assistance.


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