The top of the Earthquake from the north © C J Webster

The Earthquake is the name given to a series of narrow fissures running along the west side of the island. Tradition says that they were formed by the Lisbon earthquake of 1755 but modern geological opinion suggests that this is unlikely. Their origin thus remains a mystery but weathered faulting of the granite seems most likely; with the possibility that early mining activity may be responsible.

Anti-aircraft trench

Battery Point

Beacon Hill

Brazen Ward

Brick Field

Halfway Wall

John O'Groat's House

Mangonel Battery

Millcombe

Montagu Steps

MV Kaaksburg

Pondsbury

Punchbowl Valley

Quarry Cottages

Hospital

Quarter Wall

Rocket Pole

Church

Castle

The Devil's Limekiln

The Devil's Slide

The Earthquake

Landing Bay

North Light

Old Light

Quarries

South Light

Village

Tibbetts

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