Earthquake Commission claims mount up

22:19, Jan 22 2014
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The earthquake knocked the giant eagles from Lord of the Rings from the roof.
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@Femkesvs tweeted this picture of her bookshelf: "Well that was the bookshelf".
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Karen Monks of Masterton tweeted this picture of the contents of her pantry.
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Apparently no one was hurt when the eagle crashed at Wellington airport
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Thankfully no one was hurt when the eagle came crashing down.
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Karen Monks of Masterton tweeted that she had "big cracks in every room" following the quake.
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Karen Monks of Masterton took this shot of her office, writing that it was "less fuzzy" than a previous photo now that her hands had stopped shaking.
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A news crew takes video of the eagle that landed at Wellington Airport in the earthquake - thankfully not hurting anyone.
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Andy Burt tweeted this photo, writing, "Rock falls all along the Manawatu Gorge following the quake."
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Scrambled eggs!
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Rebecca Harper, who lives in Tiraumea near Pahiatua, said it was the scariest experience of her life. "Most awful experience of my life. Chimney down. Dog missing, everything in house smashed everywhere".
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Two chimneys on a street in McGiffert Street, Palmerston North.
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Brenda Anderson tweeted this photo: "Damage at Pukaha Mt Bruce just after today's quake."
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Earthquake in Palmerston North. Douglas Jarrett, who was in the square edge building running a holiday programme, checks to see if there are any cracks in building.
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Palmerston North's Leeds St resident Maria Dalziel said her fence toppled "like a house of cards".
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Children being evacuated from a building in Palmerston North.
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The Greig family said: "This is one of the many cracks we found in the driveway near our front door. We live 15 minutes south west of Palmerston North".
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One of two houses to lose chimney's on McGiffert St in Palmerston North.
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A large cliff slip near Mangaweka caused the Rangitikei River to change colour.
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Charlotte Robertson and Zaria Hemara were at Saddle Bridge, where the earthquake caused a landslide. "I was horrified to see a huge dust cloud spreading across the river as part of the cliff gave way. As the shaking subsided I grabbed my phone and tried to take photos of the dust cloud and the scarred cliff.”
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Earthquake. A Hobbit eagle falls in front of the Billie Chu food outlet at the Wellington Airport.
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Earthquake. A Hobbit eagle falls in front of the Billie Chu food outlet at the Wellington Airport.
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Earthquake. A Hobbit eagle falls in front of the Billie Chu food outlet at the Wellington Airport.
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Damage at a home in Opiki.
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Feilding New World.
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Ricky Gray's TV was badly damaged in the quake. "[I] Could hear the quake coming about twenty seconds before I felt it."
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Damaged power poles.
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The rockfall at Castlepoint.
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Donna Isaacson's shed in Ashhurst a little worse for wear after the earthquake.
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Crack in the road of Apollo Parade, Palmerston North.
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Kitchen left a mess in Eketahuna.
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The road to Pongaroa, in the Tararua District.
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Earthquake. Buses replace trains after the earthquake. Signs at the railway station advise of the change.
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Palmerston North resident Jason Holding talks about the earthquake and coming outside to see the front fence had fallen down.
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Earthquake in palmerston north. Fixing Katrina Nicholson's chimney on McGriffert St.
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The fire service assists residents in McGriffert Street Palmerston North after an earthquake in the Manawatu and Wairarapa regions today.

More than 400 Palmerston North residents have so far made claims to the Earthquake Commission following Monday's 6.2-magnitude earthquake.

By this morning EQC had received 1363 claims relating to the Wellington Anniversary Day quake.

The quake, which struck shortly before 4pm on Monday, was centred about 15m east of the rural Tararua town of Eketahuna at a depth of about 33km.

But it is Palmerston North that is topping the list for claims so far, with 419 made since Monday.

Tararua District residents had put in 253 claims, while Masterton District - the location of the earthquake's epicentre - had put in 174 claims.

People have three months from the date of an earthquake to lodge a claim with the commission.

Claims - a full breakdown:

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