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Recent events

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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Mt Tongariro, early September 2012. GeoNet webcam.

Volcanic eruption

Mt Tongariro erupted for the first time in over a century at 11.50pm on 6 August 2012.

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Volcanic eruption
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GeoNet map showing location of quake.

Earthquake

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck off the coast of Opunake on 3 July 2012 at 10:36pm. The earthquake was felt throughout New Zealand. Damage was mostly minor.

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Flooding in Ligar Bay. Image courtesy Tasman District Council.

Landslips & floods

EQC covers landslip damage to both homes and sections, and flood and storm damage to land.
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Damage to brickwork from a Canterbury quake.

Earthquake

A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck at 1:58pm, 23 December 2011, 20km northeast of Lyttelton, near Christchurch. There was a large aftershock at 3:20pm.

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