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EQC’s insurance covers loss or damage to residential property caused by natural disaster.

You can read about some recent natural disaster events on this page – if you have been affected by a natural disaster that isn’t listed you may still be covered by EQC. 

Get help now – claims has information about what we cover and how to make a claim.

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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.

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Storm | Northland

EQC urges Northland homeowners with storm damage to lodge claims

14 July 2014

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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