Sure, but to quote a Hawkes Bay local just after it stopped :
"You kind of get used to them around here. It's just one of those things that happens around here. You just carry on."
On the other hand Fukushima in Japan has been hit by a 7.4 plus a tsunami just a few hours ago. So let's keep things in perspective.
NZ will recover from last weeks quake. Whales are already being spotted off Kaikoura again, a positive sign for the people of that area.
My wife got back from Japan a week last Sunday; she forgot to remove the earthquake-warning App from her phone, so got rudely awakened in the small hours today.