(TOKYO) -- Japan held a moment of silence Wednesday to remember the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the country exactly two months ago to the day.
So far, 14,949 people have been confirmed dead from the March 11 disasters, while close to 10,000 others are still listed as missing.
Nearly 80,000 people remain displaced, unable to return to their homes within the 12-mile area of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant -- which was crippled by the 9.0 magnitude quake -- because of radiation exposure and fears of a nuclear meltdown. Thousands more are also expected to leave their homes in the next few weeks as the government issues more evacuation orders.
Meanwhile, 120,000 others are still living in evacuation shelters, unable to move into temporary homes that are being built, or unwilling to leave their hometowns.
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