Japan Disaster in Figures Sat March 19,2011
(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.DEATH TOLL* The death toll is expected to exceed 10,000, with northeastern prefectures of Miyagi, Iwate and Fukushima most severely hit. At least 7,348 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 Saturday.NUMBER OF PEOPLE EVACUATED* Nearly 340,000 people have been evacuated and are staying at shelters, Mainichi news paper reports 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, 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 organizations have offered assistance as of Saturday.($1=81.66 yen)
후쿠시마 원자로 4개 전력공급 재개
대규모 방사선 유출 우려가 고조되고 있는 후쿠시마(福島) 제1원전 원자로 4곳에 19일 중으로 전력공급이 재개될 예정이다.
일본 원자력안전보안원은 이날 기자회견에서 오늘 안으로 1ㆍ2호기에 전력이 복구될 예정이라고 밝혔다.
또 “5호기와 6호기도 오늘 중으로 전력이 공급될 것”이라며 “3호기와 4호기 전력은 내일(20일) 복구될 예정”이라고 원자력안전보안원 관계자가 말했다.
한편 이날 5호기의 디젤 냉각펌프도 재가동할 수 있게 됐으나 아직 전원이 연결되지는 않은 것으로 전해졌다
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Tayo Kitamura, 40, kneels in the street to caress and talk to the wrapped body of her mother Kuniko Kitamura, 69, after Japanese firemen discovered the dead woman inside the ruins of her home in Onagawa, Japan, Saturday, March 19.
Construction workers pray in silence Saturday before starting to build temporary housing for earthquake-affected residents of the coastal city of Rikuzentakata in Iwate prefecture.
Fukushima Dai-ichi Power Plant is seen in this satellite image, taken Friday and released by DigitalGlobe. About 300 workers are racing to restore power and cooling systems to the six reactors at the plant to avert the biggest nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl in 1986.
U.S. citizens walk out from the Sendai, Japan, City Hall on Friday as they prepare to evacuate on a bus sent by the U.S. Embassy.
Residents shop for fresh vegetables Friday at an open-air market in Sendai in Miyagi prefecture, Japan.
Momoko Onodera prays as she talks about her husband, who died in the tsunami, at an evacuation center on March 18 in Kesennuma, Japan.
Local residents rest in the gymnasium of an elementary school used as a shelter in Minamisanriku, Japan, on March 18.
Fire trucks line a road in Sukuiso, Japan, on March 18.
A Japanese rescue worker holds an intravenous drip bag as an elderly survivor is transported to a hospital in Kesennuma in Miyagi prefecture on Friday, March 18. A potential humanitarian crisis looms as nearly half a million people who have been displaced by the disaster continue to suffer a shortage of food and fuel as freezing weather conditions set in.
A survivor walks through debris in Rikuzentakata, Iwate prefecture on Friday.
Japanese rescue workers sift through rubble in the city of Rikuzentakata in Iwate prefecture on Friday
A man, right, cries and hugs his cousin as they are reunited at a shelter and he is told that all his family are safe in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture on Friday, a week after the earthquake and tsunami.
Akiko Ito, 84, in front of her destroyed home.
Japan soldiers pray for victims found in debris.
A rescue worker search through debris.
Japanese American Kit Miyamoto, a structural engineer from United States, is in Japan to help assess damage.
A aerial view shows the site of a rolling blackout.
Shinobu Sugimoto, 29, returned to his home in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, to collect belongings. He picked up a basketball, a jacket, a pair of glasses, a pair of sneakers and some photos.
Minako Oikawa, left, who lost her husband in the earthquake and tsunami which struck Japan last week, cried as she met family members at an evacuation center in in Rikuzentakata.
A woman rummaged through her damaged home in the town of Yamamoto, in northeastern Japan, on Friday.
A photo album amid the ruins of Rikuzentakata.
An aerial view of Rikuzentakata on Friday.