If the quake had happened during the day, the damage would have been much worse.
There are windows broken and damage on footpaths but it has been largely superficial.
The CBD has been mostly empty, with people staying away from work and shops that have stayed shut, including Commonsense Organics on Wakefield St.
Story followed Heather du-Plessis Allan as she went to check her apartment in Wellington to find it had been turned upside down. It did not hold up after Monday morning's.
Watch the video for the full Story report.