‘1,600 buildings destroyed?’ What could happen if the Swiss canton of Valais is hit by a big earthquake?

‘1,600 buildings destroyed?’ What could happen if the Swiss canton of Valais is hit by a big earthquake?

Nearly 800 dead, 1,600 buildings destroyed, and 119,000 people become homeless. This is the "worst-case" result of a big earthquake hitting the Swiss canton of Valais according to natural disaster experts.

Which parts of Switzerland are being hit by earthquakes?

Which parts of Switzerland are being hit by earthquakes?

Earthquake hits Switzerland’s Lake Geneva region

Earthquake hits Switzerland’s Lake Geneva region

Earthquake gives Swiss canton of Valais a shake

Earthquake gives Swiss canton of Valais a shake

3.1-magnitude earthquake hits northern Switzerland

3.1-magnitude earthquake hits northern Switzerland

Earthquake shakes the Swiss canton of Vaud

Earthquake shakes the Swiss canton of Vaud

Earthquakes in Switzerland: how safe are we?

Earthquakes in Switzerland: how safe are we?

Switzerland shaken by biggest earthquake for 12 years

Switzerland shaken by biggest earthquake for 12 years

More earthquakes than normal shook Switzerland last year

More earthquakes than normal shook Switzerland last year

Valais shaken by 4.2 magnitude earthquake

Valais shaken by 4.2 magnitude earthquake

Expert predicts major quake for Switzerland by 2040

Expert predicts major quake for Switzerland by 2040

Bern sends aid team to Nepal earthquake zone

Bern sends aid team to Nepal earthquake zone

Sargans shaken by 3.6 magnitude earthquake

Sargans shaken by 3.6 magnitude earthquake

Geothermal tests trigger Swiss earthquake

Geothermal tests trigger Swiss earthquake

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Natural disasters take toll on Swiss Re

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Swiss Re: Japan nuclear plants ‘limited cost’

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Swiss suspend nuclear plans after Japan quake

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Swiss Re: Japan quake costs ‘over a billion’

Swiss Defence Minister slams “Atomic Hysteria”

Swiss Defence Minister slams “Atomic Hysteria”

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Bomb explodes at Swiss nuclear office

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Swiss ‘could abandon nuclear power’

Swiss help bring music to Japan quake zone

Swiss help bring music to Japan quake zone

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Insurance firms reject Zurich quake claims

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Small quake shakes central Switzerland

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Extra checks on Japan imports