Earthquake insurance

  • J. L. Gill Earthquake and War Damage Commission, Wellington, New Zealand


Property owners in New Zealand obtain indemnity against loss or damage occurring as a direct result of earthquake shock or earthquake fire under a compulsory extension to a contract of fire insurance. A special earthquake and war damage premium is levied under fire insurance contracts made in New Zealand and is paid by the insurer into a fund which is administered by the Commission under the Earthquake and War Damage Act 1944.

How to Cite
Gill, J. L. (1969). Earthquake insurance. Bulletin of the New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering, 2(1), 116-118.