Sunday’s aftershock is a new event: EQC

Press Release – Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is classifying yesterday’s 5.5 aftershock in Christchurch as a new event for insurance purposes. Earthquake Commission media release

10 October 2011

The Earthquake Commission (EQC) is classifying yesterday’s 5.5 aftershock in Christchurch as a new event for insurance purposes.

More than a dozen aftershocks since the original September 4 earthquake have now been classified new events.

People who have new, or worsened, damage as a result of yesterday’s event will need to lodge a new claim with EQC within three months of the event.

The deadline for claims for this event is 09 January, 2012.
ENDS

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