The Canton of Valais is a region of Switzerland with a high seismic risk.
The earthquake the happened in 1946 in Sierre proves the our canton is not immune from a major earthquake.
For the safety of the population, preventive measures and knowledge of the action to be taken is important and it is in this context that the Canton of Valais has commissioned the HES-SO Valais-Wallis to set-up an Earthquake Education Centre (CPPS).
Other partners have joined the project, such as the Loterie Romande, ETH Zurich and the Swiss Seismological Service.
We are grateful to them all.