City administrator Lisa Kuss says the booms returned last night with more intensity. I admire this lady for her calm and professional handling of this event. She should run for congress.
From this article here:
Kuss offered three reasons why there’s so little data on the Clintonville rumblings:
- The smaller the magnitude of a quake, the harder it is to find the activity picked up by monitors
- The farther the activity is from monitors, the less likely it is to be picked up
- The more outside noise and interference, such as Tuesday night’s strong winds, make it more difficult to detect the activity on the monitors
The USGS says these small quakes are harmless and will diminish over time and it has something to do with slow releasing earth stress.
Residents seem skeptical, this is from the article comments:
Last night’s was the loudest and strongest (I live on the north side of Clintonville) and this has a lot of people rattled, literally and figuratively. My own opinion is that the city officials are putting the budget before safety concerns.
It is speculated in many articles that the dry winter has caused a low water table. This causes gaps in the granite under Clintonville thus allowing rocks to settle.
I’m sure this has nothing to do with the booms but look at this article from 2009 here. It’s very interesting and apparently the future of things. The government has set up an experiment where they blast neutrinos (link to wiki definition here) under Wisconsin starting in Illinois and ending in Minnesota. It’s described as a sort of pitcher and catcher set up. The Minnesota end is 5,500 tons of solid iron in an abandoned mine. The other end is a Government lab outside Chicago. The article says they do “violent things with tiny particles.” They beam neutrinos across the state underground in a straight line.
Also of note is an experiment by the University of Rochester which has successfully transmitted a message through stone using a beam of neutrinos.
From the article here:
“Using neutrinos, it would be possible to communicate between any two points on Earth without using satellites or cables,” said Dan Stancil, professor of electrical and computer engineering at NC State.