As the country reels from the quake overnight, Kiwi stars at home and abroad have checked in on Twitter to send their love home.
Soon after the 7.5 quake hit north Canterbury just after midnight, New Zealand's biggest stars immediately sent their best wishes, with some even struggling to contact their own families.
Lorde, who is currently working on her album in the US, wrote on Twitter that Kiwis are "made of tough stuff" and encouraged her fans to help each other out.
my heart goes out to new zealand and everyone affected by this quake. we are made of tough stuff - stay safe and help out in any way you can— Lorde (@lorde) November 13, 2016
While Xena and Ash vs Evil Dead star, Lucy Lawless tried to look on the bright side after the recent events of the past week:
I woke up sick of my own negativity. I think its time to ask 'what can I do for my country?' Instead of the other way round. Peace, Brother— Lucy Lawless (@RealLucyLawless) November 14, 2016
She wasn't the only one to link the quake back to last week's events with Donald Trump becoming President-Elect in the US election.
Tickled director David Farrier acknowledged that it has been a tough time all around, and encouraged kindness.
this has been a very shitty time for america and new zealand. be kind to each other.— David Farrier (@davidfarrier) November 14, 2016
Other stars shared their own accounts of feeling the quake, including Anika Moa who was woken by the quake and called it "freaking scary".
And songstress Brooke Fraser was upset still trying to get in touch with her family, though she later tweeted she'd heard they were safe and hoped everyone else was able to get similar reports.
Just heard about NZ earthquake/tsunami. Hope everyone is okay. Still trying to reach my family. 😥— Brooke Fraser (@brookefraser) November 13, 2016
Mum (in NY) got hold of our fam in NZ and they're safe. Praying everyone else can get the same good report from their loved ones affected.— Brooke Fraser (@brookefraser) November 13, 2016
Here are some more tweets from Kiwi celebs passing on their love to anyone who might be struggling today:
i thought my insomnia was stressful but you are nek level nz. hang in there ya wobbly bastards #eqnz— Madeleine Sami (@madeleinesami) November 13, 2016
Thoughts and prayers goin out to my homies dealing with the EQ, bless fam.— Che-Fu (@chefumnzm) November 14, 2016
The earth moved beneath for 3 minutes. Perspective. Love to Christchurch, please send me links or numbers to where I can help.#christchurch— Shannon Ryan (@ShanRyanOnline) November 13, 2016
Oh, my shakey home. Stay strong Mum.— Taika Waititi (@TaikaWaititi) November 13, 2016
Christchurch are you ok? #nz— Kimberley Crossman (@kimcrossman) November 13, 2016
Thoughts & Prayers to everyone in New Zealand to loved ones . #earthquakenewzealand— RACHEL HUNTER (@rachelhunterx) November 13, 2016
Hope you're all okay there in NZ. Love you!— Jemaine Clement (@AJemaineClement) November 13, 2016
#eqnz always support others to get through this tragedy. Much love. We are with you.— ColinMathura-Jeffree (@colincitizen) November 13, 2016
We are hoping everyone is keeping safe after the earthquakes today— Jono and Ben (@JonoAndBen) November 14, 2016
NZ rules. Stay safe everyone, sending lots of love from here xxx https://t.co/sTlal0eAb0— Rose Matafeo (@Rose_Matafeo) November 13, 2016
THINKING OF YOU AOTEAROA! Stay safe everyone. 🌹— DANIELLE CORMACK (@daniellecormack) November 13, 2016
ALL of NZ please stay safe.. Fams and friends prepare and just be aware of the what if.. Because it can happen... https://t.co/bMSlzw63za— J Williams (@jwilliamsimusik) November 13, 2016