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Clintonville Booms Quieting Down

Thursday, April 12th, 2012 at 7:16 am

The reports of booming in Clintonville have quieted down.

Residents started reporting the sounds and shaking March 18 and experts detected a 1.5-magnitude earthquake about two days later. The reports started to die down until another big boom over a week later. There have been a few reports since then.

Four seismometers have been installed and so far confirmed a .1 magnitude earthquake March 30.

City administrator Lisa Kuss told the Associated Press on Wednesday that police have only received a handful of calls recently.

U.S. Geological Survey Geophysicist John Bellini told the AP he’s still comparing their data with resident reports but haven’t found anything substantial.

He suspects the events are a swarm of small earthquakes, which he says are not unusual across the nation and can sporadically last up to a few months.

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