Four seismic measuring devices and four infrasound sensors were installed in and around Clintonville Thursday, March 29.
Clintonville has been experiencing booming, rumbling like noises for 12 days. According to City Administrator Lisa Kuss, the last 48 hours have been fairly quiet with a small amount of calls regarding booming sounds or vibrations.
The seismic and infrasound equipment was deployed from Michigan Technological University in Houghton, Mich. and was installed by Michigan Tech’s Assistant Professor Greg Waite in cooperation with the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Professor Waite was assisted by graduate students Josh Richardson and Kathleen McKee. Waite is with the Department of Geological and Mining Engineering and Sciences.
The USGS is deploying equipment that will allow seismic readings to be fed directly and in real time to the USGS database at the National Earthquake Information Center.
The USGS will continue to monitor the data from any future events in Clintonville.