Rumbles, booms rattle Clintonville again

Posted on March 29, 2012


Geological officials said Wednesday they are considering putting a seismometer in Clintonville, where a small earthquake was recorded last week after strong booms and rumblings shook residents once again.

Clintonville police received 65 calls between 10:35 p.m. and 11:40 p.m. Tuesday and another 19 calls came in between 3:25 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Clintonville Police Chief Terry Lorge said. Several of the booms were heard by officials at City Hall, he said.

Residents reported the most recent booming as the worst yet, city administrator Lisa Kuss said. Most of the previous calls came in from March 18 to 20, when a 1.5-magnitude earthquake was detected by the U.S. Geological Survey. The calls had since decreased.

Jordan Pfeiler, 21, said the booms had been getting weaker so Tuesday night’s big boom — followed by smaller ones into Wednesday morning — really scared her.

Green Bay Press Gazette

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