Dunedin earthquake

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

It was centred 30km west of Dunedin and struck at a depth of 5km at 11.17pm. Geonet initially measured the quake at magnitude 4.6 but later upgraded it to 4.7.

Anyone who wishes to make a claim with EQC for landslip, earthquake or other eligible natural disaster damage has three months from the day their property was damaged to contact EQC. They will need to provide specific details of the damage and other information, such as the name of their insurance company and policy details.

If you have home or contents fire insurance, your land (but not your buildings and contents) is insured against storm and flood damage. You are also insured against physical loss or damage to your residential buildings, your personal property, and land by earthquake, natural landslip, and fires resulting from these natural disasters.

If anyone thinks they’ve suffered damage to their residential property or building as a result of the earthquake, they can lodge a claim by calling 0800 DAMAGE (0800 326 243) or online at www.eqc.govt.nz. Our call centre is open 7am–9pm Monday to Friday, and 8am–6pm Saturday.

As at 24 July 2015, 353 claims have been lodged for this event.