Thursday, April 07, 2011

Aftermath of Japan's disasters in numbers



Here is an updated overall view of the situation and the impacts of the three-way calamities of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis that happened in Japan on 11 March.
As of 6 April 10:00, the death toll stood at 12,468 with 15,091 people missing.
As of 5 April 11:00, over 163,000 people were evacuated.
Evacuation centers built up by the government shelters more than 70,000 evacuees within a 20-kilometer (12-mile) radius around Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant. The area is 240 kilometers (150 miles) north of the capital city.
Around 136,000 people are staying within the 10-kilometer (6-mile) radius. They were advised to stay indoors.
As of 5 April 7:00, 164,059 households in the north have no electricity.
Around 170,000 households have no running water.
At least 46,027 buildings were wiped away.
Government estimates said the damage from the quake-tsunami tandem is in the vicinity of 16-25 trillion yen (US$190-295 billion). An earlier estimate said US$309 billion.
The estimated losses include damages in infrastructures such as homes, factories and roads. It does not include economic losses from power outages, from the problems that arose from the Fukushima plant, and swings in financial market due to loss of consumer confidence.
The Japanese currency initially hit a record high against the US dollar post-quake that prompted the first joint intervention of G-7 nations in over a decade to protect the country's export-reliant economy.
The State may need to shell out 10 trillion yen (US$117 billion) in emergency funds for relief and reconstruction. Part of this budget may come from new taxes.
By the middle of this month, the government has to raise 3 trillion yen (US$36 billion) to initially cover last month's calamity.
Watch the attached YouTube video.
Details of this report here.
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