To many it might seem an exercise in futility to attempt a study on the seismicity of a small island in the middle of the Atlantic, far from the nearest monitoring station and not in an area of high seismicity. To some extent this may be true, but the fact that archival records can be found for the island going back 300 years and that these do mention some earthquakes makes this an interesting task with results worthy of record. This is particularly so as one of the earthquakes took place in the context of an important historical event: the...

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