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Kiwi Researchers Find Cost-effective Solutions To Strengthen Earthquake-prone Buildings

Tuesday, 18 April 2023, 9:37 am | Earthquake Commission

Research funded by Toka Tū Ake EQC has demonstrated that wrapping weak spots in concrete walls with carbon-fibre straps can strengthen earthquake-prone high-rise buildings well beyond the demands of the building code. The research findings will ... More >>

Fulbright Scholar Captures Invaluable Seismic Data During Stint In California

Wednesday, 5 April 2023, 11:03 am | Earthquake Commission

Geoscientist Jesse Kearse has returned from California with a treasure trove of earthquake data which he expects to be invaluable to explain and predict behaviour of fault lines in New Zealand. The scientist from Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University ... More >>

Award-winning AF8 Roadshow Visits More West Coast Communities

Wednesday, 29 March 2023, 12:07 pm | Earthquake Commission

The award-winning AF8 [Alpine Fault magnitude 8] roadshow is visiting more communities in the West Coast this year, to help more people be better prepared for a large-scale earthquake. The "AF8 Roadshow: The Science Beneath Our Feet", sponsored ... More >>

Historic 1987 Edgecumbe Earthquake Photos Contribute Towards Natural Disaster Resilience

Tuesday, 21 March 2023, 12:15 pm | Earthquake Commission

Research using innovative techniques has revealed the 1987 Edgecumbe earthquake caused more land damage than initially thought, after comparing aerial photos of the landscape before and after the event. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2303/2dce23907d225401f536.jpeg" ... More >>

What You Need To Know About EQCover After A Storm

Thursday, 2 March 2023, 1:37 pm | Earthquake Commission

Dealing with the aftermath of Cyclone Gabrielle and other severe weather events have raised many questions among homeowners about where they can find the appropriate support from Toka Tū Ake EQC and their private insurer. “We understand the unbearable ... More >>

Understanding Perceptions About Natural Hazards In Lower Seismic Areas

Thursday, 26 January 2023, 10:39 am | Earthquake Commission

Do people who live in regions of lower seismic activity in Aotearoa New Zealand think about and prepare well for earthquakes in their regions? A research project funded by Toka Tū Ake EQC will provide a better understanding about what influences ... More >>

Affordable Household Products Found To Reduce Damage To Household Items During Earthquake Simulation

Tuesday, 17 January 2023, 12:44 pm | Earthquake Commission

From sticking $4 Blu Tack to your fragile valuables to securing your TV with a $100 safety strap, Toka Tū Ake EQC has partnered with Consumer NZ to investigate the best ways to quake safe the things you love – and the results were sometimes surprising. ... More >>

Soil And Small Earthquakes Help Pave Way For More Resilient Buildings

Thursday, 12 January 2023, 10:39 am | Earthquake Commission

Analysing hundreds of small earthquakes is helping researchers predict how earthquakes could impact people’s homes and other buildings, depending on the soil beneath them. <img src="https://img.scoop.co.nz/stories/images/2301/654e26856ff962aa16df.jpeg" ... More >>

Record Land Claims A Reminder To Take Action To Protect Your Property

Friday, 23 December 2022, 11:55 am | Earthquake Commission

The record number of insurance claims for land damage this year are a reminder to homeowners to check their insurance cover and understand how to reduce the impact of local natural hazards, the country’s natural hazard insurance provider says. ... More >>

New Natural Disaster Response Strategies Set To Improve Community Recovery In The Future

Thursday, 22 December 2022, 12:24 pm | Earthquake Commission

New regional disaster response strategies developed by a unique collaboration of recovery agencies and insurers are intended to support Hawke’s Bay and West Coast communities, and soon Taranaki, to recover a lot faster from future natural disasters. ... More >>

New Research Hopes To Save Lives By Predicting Landslide Dams

Thursday, 17 November 2022, 11:54 am | Earthquake Commission

New research aims to save lives in West Coast communities by predicting high-hazard zones where landslide dams may form, potentially resulting in major flooding. Landslide dams form when debris from a landslide blocks a river channel. This creates a large ... More >>

Reinsurance Market Shows Trust And Confidence In EQC Scheme

Thursday, 10 November 2022, 9:58 am | Earthquake Commission

The international reinsurance world continues to show strong support and confidence in New Zealand’s national hazard insurance scheme in a challenging reinsurance market, says Toka Tū Ake EQC chief executive Tina Mitchell. Mitchell recently returned ... More >>

EQCover Building Cap Begins Doubling For Homeowners From 1 October 2022

Friday, 30 September 2022, 12:16 pm | Earthquake Commission

A new law change comes into effect on 1 October 2022 that will see insured homeowners covered for $300,000 of EQCover if their home is damaged by a natural hazard. This doubles the current EQCover building cap of $150,000 and takes effect when homeowners ... More >>

Annual Virtual Field Trip Shows Tsunami Impact On Chatham Islands

Monday, 19 September 2022, 1:45 pm | Earthquake Commission

Students, along with their teachers, can now digitally explore Rēkohu Wharekauri/Chatham Islands and learn about the impact of past tsunami as part of the latest Toka Tū Ake EQC online field trip through LEARNZ. Toka Tū Ake EQC Public Education Manager ... More >>

Young Students Tackle Earthquake Problems In CRISiSLab Challenge

Thursday, 15 September 2022, 10:51 am | Earthquake Commission

Wellington High School students claimed the top prize in the annual CRISiSLab Challenge yesterday, with their own unique earthquake alert system which could launch their careers in disaster management. The competition is organised by CRiSiSLab at the ... More >>

Students Contribute To CRISiSLab Research Into Experimental Peer-to-peer Earthquake Sensor Network

Monday, 12 September 2022, 11:13 am | Earthquake Commission

Teams from Wellington high school students this Wednesday (14 September) will demonstrate their own unique earthquake alert system in the final of the CRISiSLab Challenge to kickstart a potential career in disaster management. The competition is organised ... More >>

New Kiwi Research Uncovers Important Gap In Knowledge About Early Earthquake Warning

Wednesday, 7 September 2022, 11:53 am | Earthquake Commission

New Zealand researchers have discovered that while scientists have made huge technological progress on earthquake early warning (EEW) systems worldwide, most neglect to prioritise the question on how it would be understood and used by the communities they are trying ... More >>

Unique Insurance Scheme Supports Kiwis As Risk Of Landslides Increases

Thursday, 11 August 2022, 9:39 am | Earthquake Commission

More New Zealand home owners are scrambling for their insurance documents as the country is increasingly battered by severe weather events. Storms, floods, landslides and tornadoes have damaged land, infrastructure and homes in all corners of the country, ... More >>

Researchers Celebrate Engineering Triumph That Has Made Kiwi Homes Stronger

Thursday, 30 June 2022, 9:59 am | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is celebrating a triumph of research that has helped New Zealand homes become much stronger and could soon become part of many current building designs. The engineering breakthrough stems back to the Canterbury earthquakes ... More >>

EQC Continues To Grow Its Reinsurance Programme

Friday, 10 June 2022, 9:50 am | Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) has secured a record level of reinsurance of $7.2 billon on the international market, an increase of nearly $470m. Building on the successful renewal of the previous year, it means that EQC has grown its programme ... More >>





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