Japan - Earthquake and Tsunami Fact Sheet #12
=B7 The earthquake and tsunami have resulted in nearly 9,200 deaths and left nearly 13,800 people missing, as reported by the Government of Japan (GoJ) on March 22. The natural disasters also damaged or destroyed more than 128,000 buildings and 1,700 roads.
=B7 Technicians and engineers have been repairing communications, transportation, and basic service infrastructure, allowing increased numbers of displaced persons to return home or travel to central evacuation centers.
=B7 A magnitude 6.6 aftershock struck off the coast of eastern Honshu Island at a depth of 16.5 miles at approximately 1700 hours local time on March 22. According to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), the epicenter was located approximately 170 miles east of Iwaki City, Fukushima Prefecture, and 182 miles east-southeast of Sendai, Miyahi Prefecture. USGS reports that nearby towns on Honshu Island experienced Level III shaking on the Modified Mercalli Intensity Scale, indicating that the earthquake was not likely to result in any damage to structures.