On Tuesday, February 22, a 6.-magnitude earthquake struck the Canterbury region of New Zealand's South Island. The quake was closer to the surface than a similar quake that hit the region one year before. That first quake claimed no lives, but sadly, the story is much different this year. At the time of this writing, hundreds of people are still missing and dozens are confirmed dead. The death toll is expected to climb as the recovery work continues over the next few weeks.