Retailers are again facing a big clean-up after Friday's 6.6 magnitude earthquake.
A number of shops and businesses were evacuated, including Coastlands mall.
Products had fallen off shelves at supermarkets and many retail outlets.
Dozens of bottles were scattered broken on the floor at Liquor King in Paraparaumu.
Duty manager Matthew Williams, who was in the shop on his own, said he was still shaking about half an hour after the earthquake.
‘‘It started pretty small and then it started shaking a lot worse and I just decided to sprint for it, just ran outside.’’
While a big clean up job lay ahead, he said it was nowhere near as bad as last time.
He said they lost hundreds of bottles in the July 6.5 quake, ‘‘about 20,000 worth of damage’’. After that quake they had put wires along some fo the shelves to stop the bottles falling which seemed to have helped.
He said they had only just got rid of the smell of spilt drinks from the last one.
Kapiti's council has checked public utilities such as water reservoirs as aftershocks rolled through the district.
Kapiti Coast District Council activated its emergency centre after the quake and infrastructure such as water reservoirs was checked. The council advised there are no tsunami warnings for Kapiti Coast.
By 4.30pm the emergency centre had stepped down to a monitoring role.
Meanwhile TranzMetro announced all train services have been suspended while tracks are checked, and advised that the 5.15pm Capital Connection to Palmerston North is cancelled without a bus replacement. Travellers will need to make alternative arrangements to get home.
The quake struck at about 2.30pm and was centred about 10km southeast of Seddon, at a depth of 8km. It was originally thought to be a 6.2, before being upgraded.
Since 2.30pm there have been more than a dozen aftershocks, at least 12 above 4.2 magnitude.
The council has reported Kapiti roads were experiencing heavy traffic.
Residents were urged to give thought to how they will get home as the trains north and south have stopped while the tracks are checked.
Building owners were asked to check their commercial buildings and residents urged to check that their immediate neighbours were okay.
Some areas were left without power on the Kapiti Coast and were being worked on by Electra.
Meanwhile a swarm of three earthquakes hit within seconds of each other at 3.50pm, Geonet recording the shakes at 5.5, 5.7 and 5.5 magnitude.
The council has closed the district's public pools to check for damage, but they are expected to reopen tomorrow.
- Kapiti Observer
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