It has been over a month since the City of Clintonville began experiencing loud booming, rattling, and exploding type noises.
The US Geological Survey was able to confirm at least one earthquake and believes that these events were a swarm of small earthquakes.
“Over the last few weeks the City has received very few calls,” said City Administrator Lisa Kuss in a memo distributed to the press on Tuesday, April 24. “It was decided that due to the fact that the events were non-existent or very minor, it was an appropriate time to remove the seismology equipment from the four locations in and around Clintonville.”
Michigan Technological University Graduate student Josh Richardson, under the direction of Professor Greg Waite, removed the equipment late Monday, April 23. The MTU equipment has been returned to the University and the USGS equipment will be shipped back to Colorado.
“The City truly appreciates all the assistance that was received from the staff of Michigan Tech and the USGS,” said Kuss. “The City will continue to do its best to monitor any future activity. While officials are hopeful that the activity will remain quiet, if things were to increase, future monitoring would be evaluated at that time. City leaders are proud of the community’s response to these events and how it brought people together.”
Mayor Judy Magee still has a few “I Survived the 1.5” t-shirts for sale at City Hall and numerous businesses around the community.