East Japan Earthquake    March 11, 2011

Quake evacuees reach 380,000 in Tohoku

March 13, 2011

About 380,000 people have evacuated their homes in northeastern Japan after a major earthquake shook the region on Friday. NHK's survey has found that 377,576 people were taking refuge at 2,047 evacuation centers in 6 Tohoku prefectures as of 11 AM on Sunday. The actual number of evacuees may be bigger. Municipalities in devastated areas are facing difficulties confirming the numbers. Temperatures dropped sharply during the night and the early morning in the quake-hit areas. Some evacuation centers are having difficulties keeping people warm due to heating fuel shortages. (NHK)


People evacuated from a nursing home near the nuclear plant in Fukushima Pref. (Kim Kyung-Hoon/Reuters)


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