Quakes result in $31m insured losses

Damage in Wellington from the earthquake that shook the Capital in July. Photo / Mark Mitchell
Damage in Wellington from the earthquake that shook the Capital in July. Photo / Mark Mitchell

Two earthquakes which rocked the upper South Island and lower North Island earlier this year resulted in $31.1 million in insured losses, the Insurance Council of New Zealand announced today.

The magnitude August 16 earthquake, centred near Seddon, was the most damaging of the two quakes, accounting for $16.2 million of the costs.

The magnitude 6.5 July 21 quake, which also had its epicentre near the upper South Island town, resulted in $14.9 million in insured losses.

- APNZ

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