Scientists ask Clintonville residents to report booms

Geologists want to get a better reading on what's shaking in Clintonville. Meanwhile local officials there are asking geologists to set up more tools to get a better gauge on seismic activity. And the town capitalizes on its national popularity with a clever t-shirt.

Scientists are trying to get a better reading on what's shaking up Clintonville, Wis.

They're asking anyone who hears booming sounds to let them know on the Geological Survey website, according to the Associated Press.

Police dispatchers on Tuesday night received 60 phone calls within 15 minutes after the booms started up again.

Scientists did pick up a 1.5-magnitude quake last week, but the Journal-Sentinel says those instruments didn't register any activity Tuesday. Scientists say high winds may have interfered and that they couldn't rule out an earthquake.

Clintonville city officials are urging scientists to set up more tools to get a better gauge on any seismic activity, the Journal-Sentinel reports.

Meanwhile, the city is capitalizing on its newfound popularity. Minnesota Prairie Roots reports on a t-shirt drive. You can order your own "I Survived the 1.5" right here.

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