Quake hits canton Valais
Residents in Canton Valais say they felt the ground shake when an earthquake measuring 4.2 on the Richter scale hit the area yesterday.
The epicentre of the quake, which hit at 16.44, was just north of Sierre but was felt across central Valais.
Canton Valais is shaken by 15 earthquakes a year on average, but one of yesterday's magnitude is rare.
Police say there was no damage or injuries.