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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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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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Storm/Flood/Landslip
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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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Earthquake
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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
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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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Earthquake
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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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Earthquake
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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.

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Event type: 
Earthquake
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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.

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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.

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Volcanic eruption
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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.

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