Four seismometers, four sound sensors set up in Clintonville

CLINTONVILLE -- It has been two weeks since the first booming sounds were reported in Clintonville.

The U.S. Geological Survey detected a 1.5-magnitude earthquake back on March 20th. After that, the reports of booming noises began to die down, until another big boom was reported Tuesday night, March 27th.

Now, Michigan Technological University has loaned the city four seismometers and four specialized sound senors to help experts better understand where the rumblings are coming from.

"I think it will help a lot, because there are some people thinking they still don't believe they are earthquakes, and some think that they are, so I think it'll give a better answer," Clintonville resident Tiffany Green said.

"What we at least can assure the community is that we now have more devices here, and they are closer to our community, right in the community, so if there is future activity, we'll have a greater chance of capturing that it is," Clintonville City Administrator Lisa Kuss said.

A geophysicist who has studied what's going on in Clintonville says it's likely a swarm of small earthquakes.