Factbox: Japan’s 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.

DEATH TOLL

* A total of 10,489 people were confirmed dead by Japan’s National Police Agency as of 1200 GMT on Saturday, while 16,621 were missing.

NUMBER OF PEOPLE EVACUATED

* A total of 243,238 people were in shelters around the country as of 1200 GMT on Saturday following evacuation, the National Police Agency said.

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

HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT ELECTRICITY

* A total of 192,908 households in the north were without electricity as of 0900 GMT on Saturday, Tohuku Electric Power Co said.

HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT WATER

* At least 530,000 households in 10 prefectures were without running water as of 2300 GMT on Friday, the Health Ministry said.

NUMBER OF BUILDINGS DAMAGED

* 18,645 buildings have been completely destroyed, the National Police Agency of Japan said on Saturday.

IMPACT ON ECONOMY

The government said last week 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. Last 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.

NUMBER OF COUNTRIES OFFERING AID

According to the Foreign Ministry, 133 countries and 39 international organizations had offered assistance as of Friday. ($1 = 80.985 yen)

(Reporting by Yoko Kubota; Editing by Robert Birsel)

Factbox: Japan’s disaster in figures