Clintonville Rumbles Said To Be Minor Earthquakes

3/23/12 – The U-S Geological Survey said Thursday that a “swarm of minor earthquakes” most likely hit Clintonville since Sunday – and that apparently has been causing the thunderous booms and the shaking of homes. The government said a traveling portable array of equipment recorded an earthquake at 12:15 Tuesday morning, and it registered one-point-five on the Richter scale. Geophysicist Paul Caruso said booming noises have been known to occur around the times of earthquakes. And Rafael Abreu of the Geological Survey said a quake of that size would only be felt within about a five-mile radius of its epicenter. Abreu said it’s not 100-percent certain that the micro-earthquakes are actually what happened – but it’s not unheard of, and it has happened elsewhere around the country. Meanwhile, residents in Montello are reporting similar sounds. A rumble occurred around 5:30pm Wednesday night in Montello triggering calls, some described as a really bad train wreck. Montello is 80 miles away from Clintonville.