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 difficult to forecast.

A total of 9,079 people were confirmed dead by Japan's National Police Agency as of noon (0300 GMT) on Tuesday, while 12,645 were reported missing.

NUMBER OF PEOPLE EVACUATED

* A total of 318,614 people are in shelters around the country as of noon Tuesday (0300 GMT) after being evacuated, the National Police Agency of Japan said.

The government expanded the evacuation area around a quake-stricken nuclear plant in northeastern Japan to a 20-km (12 miles) radius from 10 km on March 12. Since then, around 177,500 residents have evacuated from the zone.

The government has also told people within 30 km of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, some 240 km north of Tokyo, to stay indoors.

HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT ELECTRICITY

* A total of 216,977 households in the north were without electricity as of Tuesday noon, Tohuku Electric Power Co. says, down from 220,871 on Monday.

HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT WATER

* At least 880,000 households in 11 prefectures were without running water as of Monday, the Health Ministry says, down from 1.02 million on Sunday. No new figures were available on Tuesday.

NUMBER OF BUILDINGS DAMAGED

* At least 14,713 buildings have been completely destroyed, the National Police Agency of Japan says on Tuesday.



IMPACT ON ECONOMY

* The World Bank, citing private estimates, said the cost of Japan's earthquake and tsunami could range from $122 billion to $235 billion, or 2.5 to 4 percent of GDP. It said the disaster would hurt Japan's GDP growth through 2011.

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.

Goldman Sachs expects total economic losses to hit 16 trillion yen, while it expects real GDP to decline by 0.5-2 percent in the second quarter.

Economy Minister Kaoru Yosano told Reuters in an interview last week the total direct and direct damage to the world's third-largest economy could exceed $250 billion, the equivalent of 2-3 percent of gross domestic product.

NUMBER OF COUNTRIES OFFERING AID

- According to the Japanese foreign ministry, 128 countries and 33 international organisations have offered assistance as of Saturday.

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