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Our resources will help you better prepare for natural disasters, and to recover afterwards.

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Our Natural Hazards Skill for Alexa devices is an official collaboration between EQC, GeoNet and the Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management (MCDEM).

Using MMI data based on GeoNet ‘felt’ reports of earthquakes, Natural Hazards provides information about the strength and location of recent quakes that might have occurred near your location. You can also ask information about earthquakes that might have occurred near New Zealand’s six largest cities.

Following quake information, EQC and Civil Defence tips are provided to help you prepare your homes and yourself for various natural hazards.

Learn more on the Amazon Skills website

Easy Ways to Quake Safe Your Home

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There are simple things you can do around your home to help prevent damage and injury from earthquakes. This guide shows you how.

Householders' Guide to EQCover

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Householders' Guide to EQCover (PDF, 712KB)

A guide to the Earthquake Commission’s natural disaster insurance, EQCover.


A Guide to Your Claim with EQC

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Information about home and contents claims with EQC, including a step-by-step guide to the settlement process. Some of the most frequently asked questions about EQC’s cover are also answered.


Fix. Fasten. Don’t Forget. Kids' Quiz

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Fix. Fasten. Don’t Forget. Kids’ Quiz (PDF, 121KB)

What should be secured in preparation for an earthquake? Put your knowledge to the test with our fun quiz. Then colour it in!




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