Over 11,000 Houses in Ishikawa Pref. Damaged by Noto Peninsula Earthquake; Wajima, Suzu Yet to Submit Figures

The Yomiuri Shimbun
A community along the sea in Suzu, Ishikawa Prefecture, is seen severely damaged by the earthquake and tsunami on Thursday.

The Ishikawa prefectural government announced Saturday that the number of houses listed as either entirely collapsed, half-collapsed or partially collapsed as a result of the Noto Peninsula Earthquake stood at 11,286 as of 2 p.m. on the day.

The number recorded in Nanao was 5,010 and Shika recorded 2,138.

However, the actual number could still substantially increase, because the city governments in Wajima and Suzu had announced only that their numbers were “large.”

The total death toll in the prefecture reached 220 as of 2 p.m. on Saturday.

By municipality, the numbers of dead stood at 98 in Suzu, 88 in Wajima, 20 in Anamizu, six in Noto, five in Nanao, two in Shika and one in Hakui.

Of them, 13 were disaster-related deaths, such as those whose health deteriorated while living in shelters.

The number of people whose safety has not been confirmed after the earthquake as municipal governments have not been able to contact them stood at 26.