Christchurch, New Zealand
This image from Feb. 23, 2011 shows the second-largest city in New Zealand just one day after a 6.3-magnitude earthquake. In the city of 377,000, there were 181 deaths, according to the official New Zealand Police report, with damages totaling around $30 billion in New Zealand dollars.
This image was taken by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument on NASA's Terra spacecraft. It shows a perspective view of Christchurch and the Banks Peninsula at the upper right, the location of the earthquake’s epicenter and site of two overlapping volcanoes.