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How your home can ‘Be Prepared’ for a natural hazard

Monday, 17 September 2018, 4:08 pm | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission has launched its new Be Prepared webpage which provides tailored and detailed information for different New Zealand householders so they can keep their homes and contents secure in the event of a natural disaster. More >>

Mapping volcanic ash fall for all weathers

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 12:54 pm | Earthquake Commission

Research funded by the Earthquake Commission (EQC) has developed a way of calculating where the ash from a volcano is most likely to fall, and its thickness, in different parts of New Zealand. More >>

EQC funds research on Auckland volcanic surges

Monday, 23 July 2018, 4:34 pm | Earthquake Commission

MEDIA RELEASE 23 July 2018 EQC funds research on Auckland volcanic surges Right now, if an eruption threatens in Auckland, up to 435,000 people might need to be evacuated causing huge disruption to industry, transport and people who have to leave ... More >>

EQC continues to settle storm and landslip claims

Wednesday, 18 July 2018, 3:11 pm | Earthquake Commission

EQC continues to settle storm and landslip claims The Earthquake Commission has settled 727 claims from the storms and ex-cyclones that crossed the country between January and June, out of a total of 1,042 claims lodged for storm events so far this ... More >>

EQC information for April 2018 storm customers

Tuesday, 26 June 2018, 2:31 pm | Earthquake Commission

Homeowners who suffered land damage from flooding or landslip in the April storm are encouraged to contact the Earthquake Commission to lodge a claim if they have not already done so. More >>

How will Auckland’s underground cables cope with an eruption

Wednesday, 20 June 2018, 12:48 pm | Earthquake Commission

With eyes on Hawaii’s Kīlauea volcano, a local researcher is asking how Auckland's underground water pipes and power cables would cope if lava cut over their pathway. More >>

EQC team attending community insurance drop-in session

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 2:38 pm | Earthquake Commission

A team from the Earthquake Commission will be attending a community session in Kaikōura on Thursday 14 June to discuss claims lodged for the 2016 earthquake. More >>

EQC storm, flood and landslip claim information

Tuesday, 5 June 2018, 2:53 pm | Earthquake Commission

EQC storm, flood and landslip claim information The Earthquake Commission is advising homeowners who suffered landslip damage from recent bad weather to lodge a claim. Manager National Customer Care, Robyn Nation, says the safety and welfare of family, ... More >>

EQC revises reporting of remaining claim numbers

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 2:23 pm | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission has revised its reporting of the number of open claims it is working to settle after upgrading its claim management system. Chief Executive Sid Miller says that EQC has identified an additional 949 claims that had not previously ... More >>

EQC update on 2018 storm claim numbers

Tuesday, 8 May 2018, 11:49 am | Earthquake Commission

Residents around New Zealand have lodged a total 495 claims with the Earthquake Commission for damage caused by the storm events that hit the country between 1 January and 30 April this year. The average time for closing a claim for storm events is ... More >>

Researchers to explore White Island’s toxic cloud

Thursday, 3 May 2018, 1:50 pm | Earthquake Commission

White Island’s hot and toxic volcanic cloud holds vital data that until now has been out of reach. The Earthquake Commission is funding researchers from Victoria University of Wellington who will use new technology to bring back this information ... More >>

EQC flood and landslip claim information

Monday, 30 April 2018, 2:52 pm | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission is advising homeowners whose land suffered damage from landslips or flooding, during the storms in recent days, that they have three months to lodge a claim. Chief Customer Officer Trish Keith says the safety and welfare ... More >>

Can a fault’s history signal future quakes?

Tuesday, 17 April 2018, 2:23 pm | Earthquake Commission

Scientists internationally are puzzled by the 2016 Kaikōura quake that ruptured more than 17 active faults, but did not break some other active faults in the area of the earthquake. More >>

EQC information for January 2018 storm customers

Thursday, 29 March 2018, 1:25 pm | Earthquake Commission

EQC information for January 2018 storm customers North Island residents with land damage from flooding or slips in the January storm centred in the Kaiaua and Thames coast still have time to lodge a claim with the Earthquake Commission. Chief Customer ... More >>

EQC funds eyes in the sky on Auckland landslides

Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 4:01 pm | Earthquake Commission

It can really rain in Auckland and that rain can set off landslides. Not always the big landslides with rocks and chaos that make it to YouTube, says University of Auckland researcher Dr Martin Brook, but “small and slow moving” landslides ... More >>

EQC information for residents following ex-Cyclone Gita

Tuesday, 20 February 2018, 4:10 pm | Earthquake Commission

EQC is encouraging homeowners to lodge a claim if their property has been damaged as ex-Cyclone Gita crosses the country. Chief Customer Officer Trish Keith says that although many people are still cleaning up and repairing damage caused by the remnants ... More >>

Would an earthquake early warning system work for NZ

Friday, 16 February 2018, 3:01 pm | Earthquake Commission

Earthquake early warning systems are starting to come into use in a number of countries. Here, a team of researchers is asking if and how New Zealanders would use earthquake early warnings. More >>

Kaikoura earthquake Update: How are we doing?

Thursday, 15 February 2018, 11:13 am | Earthquake Commission

As at 31 January 2018, we've completed 98% of all initial residential building assessments, 88% of residential building settlements, 96% of contents settlements and 98% of land settlements. More >>

EQC funds research to track the path of Porirua tsunamis

Tuesday, 13 February 2018, 3:08 pm | Earthquake Commission

Where are tsunamis likely to flow in Porirua, and what does that mean for where you put buildings? This is the question EQC has funded GNS scientist Dr Wendy Saunders to research. More >>

EQC claim numbers for February storm

Monday, 12 February 2018, 3:51 pm | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission has so far received 60 claims for damage caused by the remnants of Cyclone Fehi earlier this month, with 53 of them from the South Island and the remaining seven from the North Island. More >>

 

 

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