Dozens of aftershocks have rattled central New Zealand overnight following yesterday's 6.6 quake, as Wellington gets back to business and Seddon, where most of the quakes were centred, starts its clean up.
There have been 44 quakes over magnitude 4.0 since yesterday's 6.6-magnitude quake, said GeoNet.
It has caused widespread damage in Seddon and Marlborough and sparked traffic chaos in Wellington as workers tried to leave the central city en masse.
A nine storey lift tower in Lukes Lane in Wellington, which had already been damaged in the earthquake on 21 July, suffered further damage on Friday and residents in neighbouring properties were evacuated on Friday afternoon.
So what realistically can Wellington and the rest of New Zealand that sits on a major faultline, expect? This article and excellent graphic explsins that we could get another destructive Magnitude 8 earthquake in the next 30-40 years. In geological terms, that could mean tomorrow.