Follow Up of the Day: Has the mystery of Clintonville’s bizarre booming sounds been solved? If scientists are to be believed, the cause of the noisy phenomenon is a “swarm of microquakes.”
"The mystery is solved. We have experienced an earthquake here in Clintonville," City Administrator Lisa Kuss told residents at a city meeting last night. The USGS backed up its "claim" with "evidence" showing that a 1.5 magnitude earthquake struck the central Wisconsin city around noon on Tuesday.
Residents, who began hearing strange rumbles this past Sunday, challenged the city’s explanation, saying quakes had previously been ruled out. Kuss admits that it was “by fluke” that the USGS’s traveling portable arrays happened to be in the area when the tremors occurred.
For now, this is the best answer the city has to give, though officials acknowledge they aren’t sure it’s the only answer, so Graboids are very much still on the table.
[greenbaypress / wtmj / npr / image: nbc26.]

Follow Up of the Day: Has the mystery of Clintonville’s bizarre booming sounds been solved? If scientists are to be believed, the cause of the noisy phenomenon is a “swarm of microquakes.

"The mystery is solved. We have experienced an earthquake here in Clintonville," City Administrator Lisa Kuss told residents at a city meeting last night. The USGS backed up its "claim" with "evidence" showing that a 1.5 magnitude earthquake struck the central Wisconsin city around noon on Tuesday.

Residents, who began hearing strange rumbles this past Sunday, challenged the city’s explanation, saying quakes had previously been ruled out. Kuss admits that it was “by fluke” that the USGS’s traveling portable arrays happened to be in the area when the tremors occurred.

For now, this is the best answer the city has to give, though officials acknowledge they aren’t sure it’s the only answer, so Graboids are very much still on the table.

[greenbaypress / wtmj / npr / image: nbc26.]

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    Earthquakes in Wisconsin now… Cue milkshake jokes
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    I live not 30 minutes from this city, and I have to say, it’s sort of odd. I’ve long-heard rumors that under Wisconsin...
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    "so Graboids are very much still on the table."
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    Didn’t they say the noises started the previous sunday or something??? what was causing it then??
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    Oh, look! It turns out it wasn’t god after all. Bummer.