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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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.

Claim status: Open

Date of event:

22 June 2015

Event type:

Landslip

Claim deadline:

22 September 2015

Dunedin earthquake

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

Claim status: Open

Date of event:

01 June 2015

Event type:

Earthquake

Claim deadline:

01 September 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.

Claim status: Open

Date of event:

04 May 2015

Event type:

Earthquake

Claim deadline:

04 August 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.

Claim status: Closed

Date of event:

26 February 2015

Event type:

Earthquake

Claim deadline:

26 May 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.

Claim status: Closed

Date of event:

06 January 2015

Event type:

Earthquake

Claim deadline:

06 April 2015

Storm | Northland

EQC urges Northland homeowners with storm damage to lodge claims

14 July 2014

Claim status: Closed

Date of event:

11 July 2014

Event type:

Landslip

Claim deadline:

11 October 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).

Claim status: Closed

Date of event:

11 June 2014

Event type:

Landslip

Claim deadline:

11 September 2014

Earthquake | Eketahuna

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake occured on Monday, January 20 2014 at 2:52 pm. It was located 15km east of Eketahuna at a depth of 33km.

Claim status: Closed

Date of event:

20 January 2014

Event type:

Earthquake

Claim deadline:

22 April 2014

Map of the recent Seddon earthquake

Earthquake | Seddon

A severe magnitude 6.6 earthquake occured on Friday, August 16 2013 at 2:31:05 pm. It was located 10km south-east of Seddon at a depth of 8km.

Claim status: Closed

Date of event:

16 August 2013

Event type:

Earthquake

Claim deadline:

18 November 2013

Earthquake | Cook Strait

Claims have closed for Cook Strait earthquakes, however, if you have any queries about your claim, call free phone 0800 326 243 and have your claim number ready.

Claim status: Closed

Date of event:

21 July 2013

Event type:

Earthquake

Claim deadline:

21 October 2013

Page last updated: 30 Jun 2015

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