CLINTONVILLE -- An eastern Wisconsin town where unexplained booms have kept some residents up at night hired an engineering firm to explore the cause of the racket, the city's administrator said Thursday. Later Thursday, it was discovered that there was a 1.5 magnitude earthquake that was the cause of the snaking in the small town.
The Waukesha engineering firm Ruekert & Mielke was set to install ground seismology monitors in four places around the town late Thursday or early Friday, Clintonville administrator Lisa Kuss said. "The purpose is trying to determine some sort of epicenter to the event,'' Kuss said. "If you can do that, then you can focus on how deep it is.''
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Ruekert & Mielke said they had received numerous calls from media from around the country, and people who have been calling with ideas. Thursday afternoon, those calls were quelled as the U.S. Geological Society determined Tuesday night's earth-rattling racket was caused by the 1.5 magnitude earthquake in Clintonville.
Ruekert & Mielke engineers said they're still planning on going to Clintonville to make some sort of contribution in explaining the extraordinary experience. "Our number one goal is to be responsive to Clintonville and their needs, at this point," Steve Schultz with Ruekert & Mielke said.