Factbox: Japan disaster in figures

Reuters

(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

* A total of 9,523 people were confirmed dead by Japan's National Police Agency as of 1400 GMT on Wednesday, while 16,094 were reported missing.

NUMBER OF PEOPLE EVACUATED

* A total of 256,714 people are in shelters around the country as of 1400 GMT on Wednesday following evacuation, 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 209,354 households in the north were without electricity as of 0900 GMT on Wednesday, Tohuku Electric Power Co said, down from 212,472 earlier in the day.

HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT WATER

* At least 660,000 households in 10 prefectures were without running water as of 0400 GMT on Wednesday, the Health Ministry said, down from 760,000 on Tuesday afternoon.

NUMBER OF BUILDINGS DAMAGED

* At least 18,324 buildings have been completely destroyed, the National Police Agency of Japan said on Wednesday.

IMPACT ON ECONOMY

* Japan's government said on Wednesday it estimated damage from the earthquake and tsunami at about 16-25 trillion yen ($197-308 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. But as of Wednesday's close the index is up 15 percent from that two-year trough.

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 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 Japanese foreign ministry, 131 countries and 33 international organisations have offered assistance as of late Wednesday.

(Reporting by Shinichi Saoshiro)