New Zealand authorities have issued a reminder to 'drop, cover, and hold' in the event of an earthquake.
The second quake was strong enough to be felt in nation's capital, with Metlink Wellington reporting all trains have been stopped.
While trail participants will appreciate that many of the traditional sites occupied by Maori in the past have either been built over or destroyed, there is still a spiritual presence associated with these sites that one will feel while viewing them.
Several of the sites on this trail identify more modern Maori architectural dwellings, eg Pipitea Marae and Tapu Te Ranga Marae to give trail participants a selection of Maori sites through different periods of history.
This is still one of the Māori names for Wellington.
'I was outside fencing and it shook the posts in the ground, everyone at home ran for the doors,' he said.It was a bit scary, there was a violent, thudding jolt and it went boom, boom, boom,' she said.No damage was done to her home, and nothing fell from her shelves.Another Seddon resident, Wendy Caughley, reported getting a shock when she felt the earthquake.She says she heard the quake coming - describing it as a long, loud rumble that could have been heavy vehicles moving through an adjacent vineyard.