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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 >>

EQC: Cyclone Fehi Update

Friday, 9 February 2018, 4:13 pm | Earthquake Commission

EQC MEDIA RELEASE 9 FEBRUARY 2018 Community meeting assists customers following the February storm The team from the Earthquake Commission (EQC) met with West Coast residents at an information session in Westport yesterday to discuss what support ... More >>

EQC Factsheet (Storms and Floods) 1 February 2018

Thursday, 1 February 2018, 4:30 pm | Earthquake Commission

Attached is a factsheet with information on EQC claims and support for residents impacted by today’s storms and floods. More >>

Community meeting assists customers following Kaiaua floods

Friday, 26 January 2018, 4:07 pm | Earthquake Commission

Community meeting assists customers following Kaiaua floods Staff from the Earthquake Commission (EQC) met with Kaiaua, Thames and Coromandel residents at an information hub in Thames last night to discuss what further support EQC can provide following ... More >>

EQC making strong progress in settling Kaikoura claims

Monday, 6 November 2017, 2:57 pm | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission has now settled close to two thirds of all residential building claims that have been lodged following last year’s Kaikoura earthquake. More >>

Virtual field trips bring natural hazards into classrooms

Wednesday, 1 November 2017, 7:00 pm | Earthquake Commission

Virtual field trips bring natural hazards into classrooms Over a thousand school children from across New Zealand have been taking part in a virtual field trip to Hawkes Bay this week. More >>

EQC continues its success in helping Edgecumbe

Friday, 22 September 2017, 4:00 pm | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission has cleared silt and debris for 251 properties in Edgecumbe which is 92 per cent of all claims it received following the April 2017 flood. General Manager Customer and Claims, Trish Keith, says that EQC’s response to the Edgecumbe ... More >>

EQC welcomes recent High Court decision in the He case

Thursday, 14 September 2017, 3:52 pm | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission has welcomed the recent decision by the Christchurch High Court which found that EQC had correctly assessed the damage that Xaioming He’s dwelling incurred in the Canterbury earthquakes. General Manager Internal Partners, ... More >>

Multi-fault earthquakes – the new normal?

Thursday, 3 August 2017, 2:51 pm | Earthquake Commission

Until recently, each earthquake was expected to mainly take place on an individual fault. However research led by University of Canterbury Professor Andy Nicol, and funded by the Earthquake Commission (EQC), is giving a better understanding of the ... More >>

Still time to lodge EQC claims for land damage from floods

Monday, 19 June 2017, 11:11 am | Earthquake Commission

Customers whose land suffered damage from landslips or flooding during the April floods still have time to lodge a claim with the Earthquake Commission. More >>

EQC: Homeowners, are your foundations earthquake-ready?

Friday, 2 June 2017, 2:47 pm | Earthquake Commission

Foundations are the primary connection of your house to the ground and ensuring they are strong will help keep you and those inside safe in an earthquake. More >>

   

 

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