Recent events

EQC’s insurance covers loss or damage caused by earthquakes, landslips, volcanic eruptions, hydrothermal activity and tsunamis. Here you can find out about noteworthy recent events that we cover.

Please note: Smaller events that aren’t included here may still be covered.

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Kaikoura - 14 November 2016

If your home, surrounding land or contents have been damaged by the 14 November earthquake, you have until 14 February 2017 to lodge a claim.

Open
Date of event: 
Monday, November 14, 2016
Event type: 
Earthquake
Claim deadline: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Claims received: 
11am, 9 Dec 2016: 16,135

Te Araroa - 2 September 2016

Check here for updated information regarding the event that occured off Te Araroa and the resultant tsunami warnings.

Open
Date of event: 
Friday, September 2, 2016
Event type: 
Earthquake
Claim deadline: 
Friday, December 2, 2016

Christchurch February 2016 Earthquake

 

[Above photo - Elyse Armstrong from EQC’s engineers, Tonkin+Taylor, inspects land damage in the Christchurch suburb of Parklands.]

Closed
Date of event: 
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Event type: 
Earthquake
Claim deadline: 
Monday, May 16, 2016

June Floods - Wanganui

An event was established to manage the anticipated number of landslip claims from the weather event over the weekend of 21-22 June 2015.

Closed
Date of event: 
Monday, June 22, 2015
Event type: 
Landslip
Claim deadline: 
Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Dunedin earthquake

A shallow magnitude 4.7 earthquake rocked parts of the South Island on Monday night - 1 June 2015.

Closed
Date of event: 
Monday, June 1, 2015
Event type: 
Earthquake
Claim deadline: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Wanaka earthquake

Wanaka, in New Zealand's South island, was shaken at 2.29pm on Monday 4th May, by a 6.0 magnitude earthquake hitting 30 kms north west of the town at a depth of only 5kms.

Closed
Date of event: 
Monday, May 4, 2015
Event type: 
Earthquake
Claim deadline: 
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

St Arnaud Earthquake

At 1.40am on 26 February 2015, a 4.6 earthquake was detected 45km east of St Arnaud, in the Tasman District, at a depth of 24km.

Closed
Date of event: 
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Event type: 
Earthquake
Claim deadline: 
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Earthquake | Canterbury

More than 30 aftershocks quakes were recorded by Geonet since the major magnitude-6.0 quake hit the South Island at 6.48am, 6 January 2015, centred about 30km west of Arthur's Pass.

Closed
Date of event: 
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Event type: 
Earthquake
Claim deadline: 
Monday, April 6, 2015

Storm | Northland

EQC urges Northland homeowners with storm damage to lodge claims

14 July 2014

Closed
Date of event: 
Friday, July 11, 2014
Event type: 
Landslip
Claim deadline: 
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Storm | Great Barrier Island

Great Barrier Island residents who suffered damage to their land during the storm of 11 June should lodge their claim now with the Earthquake Commission (EQC).

Closed
Date of event: 
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Event type: 
Landslip
Claim deadline: 
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Page last updated: 30 Jun 2015

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