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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Storm | Northland

EQC urges Northland homeowners with storm damage to lodge claims

14 July 2014

Claim status: Open

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: Open

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

Map of Auckland showing impact of March 17 20013 earthquake

Earthquake

A moderate, magnitude 3.9 earthquake occurred at 4:05pm on Sunday, 17 March 2013. It was located 15 km nouth-east of Auckland and at a depth of 6 km.

Claim status: Closed

Date of event:

17 March 2013

Event type:

Earthquake

Claim deadline:

17 June 2013

GeoNet map showing 'felt reports' of Tokoroa earthquake.

Earthquake

A moderate, magnitude 5.8 earthquake occurred at 7:19am on Saturday, 8 December 2012. It was located 20 km south-east of Tokoroa and at a depth of 175 km.

Claim status: Closed

Date of event:

08 December 2012

Event type:

Earthquake

Claim deadline:

08 March 2013

West Auckland Tornado - 6 December 2012

Tornado

West Auckland experienced strong winds and rain on 6 December 2012. As well as causing fatalities and injuries, it brought down trees and damaged houses.

Claim status: Closed

Date of event:

06 December 2012

Event type:

Claim deadline:

06 March 2012

Mt Tongariro on 21 November 2012: GeoNet webcam.

Volcanic eruption

An eruption occurred at Te Maari Craters, Mt Tongariro, at 1:25 pm on Wednesday, 21 November 2012.

Claim status: Closed

Date of event:

21 November 2012

Event type:

Volcanic eruption

Claim deadline:

21 February 2013

Taupo earthquake epicentre.

Earthquake

A 5.5 magnitude quake struck 10km north-east of Taupo at 12.42pm on 17 October 2012. It was 110km deep.

EQC had received 39 claims for this event as at the end of October.

Claim status: Closed

Date of event:

17 October 2012

Event type:

Earthquake

Claim deadline:

17 January 2013

Page last updated: 30 Aug 2013

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