The small Marlborough township of Seddon was rocked by a magnitude 6.6 earthquake on Friday afternoon.
The quake struck at around 2:30pm and was followed by a number of large aftershocks later that day and then over the weekend.
Roads around the area were cracked with State Highway 1 south closed due to slips.
Train services to the ferry were also halted.
At this stage nobody was seriously hurt in the quakes but property damage in the area and also in Wellington has been severe.
A scientist who specializes in earthquakes has said that people in central New Zealand are living with a 20 per cent – one in five – chance of another magnitude 6 quake within a week.
This is a good time to remind people to make sure they have everything ready in case an emergency occurs.
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