Stats from Japan's disaster released 2 hours ago by Reuters:
* A total of 11,938 people were confirmed dead by Japan's National Police Agency , while 15,478 were missing.
NUMBER OF PEOPLE EVACUATED
* More than 164,200 people were in shelters around the country Another 136,000 people were within a zone extending a further 10 km in which residents are recommended to leave or stay indoors.
HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT ELECTRICITY
* A total of 168,586 households in the north were without electricity
HOUSEHOLDS WITHOUT WATER
* At least 220,000 households in eight prefectures were without running water
NUMBER OF BUILDINGS DAMAGED
* 45,761 buildings have been completely destroyed
IMPACT ON ECONOMY
The government has said it estimated damage from the earthquake and tsunami at 16 trillion to 25 trillion yen ($190 billion-$298 billion). The top estimate would make it the world's costliest natural disaster.
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 figures (as of 1100 GMT Saturday) are staggering.