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.
* The death toll is expected to exceed 10,000, with northeastern prefectures of Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima most severely hit. At least 7,348 people were confirmed dead, exceeding 6,434 who died after the Kobe earthquake in 1995. But 10,947 people are still missing, National Police Agency of Japan says on
NUMBER OF PEOPLE EVACUATED
* Nearly 340,000 people have been evacuated and are staying at shelters, Mainichi news paper reports on
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 , according to the Health Ministry.
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.
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 percent of Japan's GDP.
UBS expects Japan's economy to grow 1.4 percent this year, compared with its previous forecast of 1.5 percent expansion. But it upgraded its growth forecast for 2012 to 2.5 percent, up from the previous estimate of 2.1 percent.
- Goldman Sachs expects total economic losses likely to hit 16 trillion yen, while it expects real GDP to decline by 0.5-2 percent in the second quarter.
NUMBER OF COUNTRIES OFFERING AID
* According to the Japanese foreign ministry, 128 countries and 33 international organisations have offered assistance.
(Reporting by Yoko Nishikawa; Additional reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Robert Birsel and Sugita Katyal)
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