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Booming noises recorded in Clintonville, city officials release audio
wtaq ^ | 04/02/12 | staff

Posted on 04/02/2012 5:01:55 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper

CLINTONVILLE, WI (WTAQ) - It’s been a challenge to record them, but Clintonville city officials have the first audio recording of the actual booming noises the city has been dealing with since Sunday night, March 18th. City Administrator Lisa Kuss says a Madison Area Technical College student Brian Sullivan was able to record a boom noise on Saturday March 24th. Kuss says Sullivan has been working with the city on and off for over the two week period whenever he has been available. The booming noises are accompanied with ground trembles that have woken up residents in the middle of the night. The U.S. Geological Survey says the area did experience a 1.5 magnitude earthquake shortly after midnight Tuesday March 20th. The USGS says micro-quakes like the Clintonville event are regular across the United State, but are not often felt. The USGS has characterized the Clintonville phenomenon as likely a swarm of micro-quakes. Late last week, Michigan Tech loaned the city four seismometers, and infra-sound equipment to detect the booming noises and seismic activity. Those are now transmitting data in real time to the USGS.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: earthquake; wisconsin
At the link is a cleaned up recording that was available on youtube late last week. Upon hearing it, I can see why the residents are a bit rattled.
1 posted on 04/02/2012 5:02:03 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper
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To: Errant

Very clear recording released this morning.


2 posted on 04/02/2012 5:03:48 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

must be those seeeeecret underground bases the New World Order is building ;-)


3 posted on 04/02/2012 5:07:12 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningfull to say)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Is Clintonville next to Monicaville?


4 posted on 04/02/2012 5:08:48 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Maybe there will be whisps of smoke coming up from underground soon, like that town in PA — Centralia, I think. Any old coal mines under there?


5 posted on 04/02/2012 5:18:41 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Don't blame me; I voted for the American.)
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To: MayflowerMadam

I used to go up to the lake near there to fish. Great pan fishing and bass and Northern Pike. Of course, that was back in the 50s.


6 posted on 04/02/2012 5:23:17 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: winoneforthegipper
Paging Burt Gummer.

Time to get the elephant gun ready.

7 posted on 04/02/2012 5:27:43 AM PDT by thedrake
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To: winoneforthegipper

I am opening myself up to being 100% wrong here, but I sure got a sneaky suspicion some kids are having a lot of fun, and either will get caught soon or someone will not be able to keep their mouth shut and spill the beans all by themselves.

Just a hunch.

If so, kudos to the kids for fooling everyone for so long, and I hope the law takes it easy on them.

Just good ol’ boys,
Never meaning no harm.
Beats all you ever saw,
gettin’ in trouble with the law
Since the day they was born.

Making their way,
the only way they know how.
But that’s just a little bit more
than the law will allow.


8 posted on 04/02/2012 5:28:53 AM PDT by biggerten (Love you, Mom.)
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To: Redleg Duke

My brother lives in that neck of the woods — Sunbury.

Speaking of visiting lakes in the ‘50s, we lived by Lake Erie and swam in it often. I guess it was the late ‘60s when that lake was deemed to be extremely polluted. (Maybe that’s why my hair is turning grey. hmmm...)


9 posted on 04/02/2012 5:30:29 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Don't blame me; I voted for the American.)
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To: MayflowerMadam

The area has a unique granite base.


10 posted on 04/02/2012 5:32:55 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: biggerten

Well they say they have ruled out foul play but you never know....lol!


11 posted on 04/02/2012 5:34:07 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

The morlocks are firing up their furnaces!


12 posted on 04/02/2012 5:38:40 AM PDT by silverleaf (Funny how all the people who are for abortion are already born)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Hmmmmm, could be the North Korean invasion tunnel is near completion?


13 posted on 04/02/2012 5:39:42 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft ( WHO WE ELECT AS PRESIDENT IS NOT AS IMPORTANT AS WHO THEY APPOINT.)
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To: Bringbackthedraft

Has anybody thought to check any spikes in sales in the town’s grocery stores of beans?


14 posted on 04/02/2012 5:47:30 AM PDT by C210N (Mitt "Severe Etch-a-Sketch" mcRominate-me)
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To: winoneforthegipper

I can hear the guy holler “BOOM”!


15 posted on 04/02/2012 6:02:23 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Bushbacker1

Upon further review, when I play it on my desktop, the “boom” is clearly audible. Holy sh.., cow!


16 posted on 04/02/2012 6:06:50 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Bushbacker1

ok well if this is happening every night, just lay out a grid of observers and triangulate on the sound... how hard is that?


17 posted on 04/02/2012 6:14:12 AM PDT by Mr. K (If Romney wins the primary, I am writing-in PALIN)
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To: vanilla swirl

Naw, it’s the middle earthers testing their nukes before coming after us. Heard it on Coast to Coast.


18 posted on 04/02/2012 6:15:08 AM PDT by Safetgiver (I'd rather die under a free American sky than live under a Socialist regime.)
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To: winoneforthegipper

And the seismologist survey sayssss....????


19 posted on 04/02/2012 6:16:34 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: winoneforthegipper; Brown Deer
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midcontinent_Rift_System

Midcontinent Rift. Notice how it dips down into Wisconsin.

Lake Superior occupies the apex of the rift.


20 posted on 04/02/2012 6:40:40 AM PDT by LucyT
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To: vanilla swirl

I seem to remember, from years ago, reading that underground Wisconsin was the area for a huge submarine communications base. Wonder if it is being expanded or modified.


21 posted on 04/02/2012 6:46:17 AM PDT by gdzla
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To: MayflowerMadam

If that is your story, I’d stick to it! ;-D


22 posted on 04/02/2012 6:49:06 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Madison, Wisconsin is 30 square miles surrounded by reality.", L. S. Dryfus)
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To: vanilla swirl

Your comment caused me to remember when the bunkers were being built under the VP’s house when Cheney was there.

I wonder if Ol’Joe even knows they are there? Does Joe ever remind you of the Grandpa in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?


23 posted on 04/02/2012 6:52:18 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: LucyT

Yeah some are speculating that it was the failed rift to the west of the area. I am not thinking such. Some are speculating glacial rebound but that does not make sense either.

Certainly the longer this continues the more clues they will be able record but it sure is interesting!


24 posted on 04/02/2012 6:55:21 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper
Booming noises recorded in Clintonville

On the positive side, at least she said she was satisfied.

25 posted on 04/02/2012 6:55:45 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Shut up and drill.)
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To: winoneforthegipper
That recorded "boom" is not a simple, percussive impulse like an explosion. It has a sustained "pitch" -- like a tympani beat...

Used to work near a petroleum storage tank farm. The tanks made "boong" sounds like that when they expanded or contracted with changing temperature.

26 posted on 04/02/2012 6:57:14 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: LucyT

they’ve been talking about this on the news here for two weeks now.


27 posted on 04/02/2012 7:01:25 AM PDT by Brown Deer (Pray for 0bama. Psalm 109:8)
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To: winoneforthegipper
Upon hearing it, I can see why the residents are a bit rattled.

Tell me why. What's different to you?

28 posted on 04/02/2012 7:03:57 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: winoneforthegipper

29 posted on 04/02/2012 7:06:34 AM PDT by steveo
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To: TXnMA

Very Good point.


30 posted on 04/02/2012 7:07:17 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper
The area has a unique granite base.

Snapping cracking granite - hmmmm....maybe.

31 posted on 04/02/2012 7:09:47 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat-Media Complex - buried stories and distorted facts... freeper 'andrew' Breitbart)
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To: GOPJ

Yeah....shaking and booming would have been cool in my college days now....not so much!


32 posted on 04/02/2012 7:10:00 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

Sounds like Seneca guns to me. And who knows what those are?


33 posted on 04/02/2012 7:13:56 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: biggerten

You’re right. I think you’re 100 per cent wrong.


34 posted on 04/02/2012 7:16:06 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: righttackle44

Yeah the difference here though that seperates it from other booming events is the quantified shaking and rolling.


35 posted on 04/02/2012 7:32:06 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: steveo; winoneforthegipper
Don't know who the guitar dude is supposed to represent, but the recorded "boong" sound is similar to what you would get if you hit that guitar body with a soft mallet...

I wouldn't be at all surprised to learn that the kid with the recording isn't pulling an April 1 "Ferris Buehler" synth trick on the townfolk...

OTOH, a couple of microbarograph arrays (like used to detect and triangulate on aboveground nuke tests) would be fairly cheap and easy to implement. Using off-the-shelf tubing, sensors, computers, I/O modules and software, and with the help of a good surveyor for precise siting, you could have mB arrays running in a week or two.

36 posted on 04/02/2012 7:45:40 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: TXnMA
The new Doppler seismic array system was the first to detect the small tremor swarm last week. And supposedly they do now have some excellent sound recording devices placed.
37 posted on 04/02/2012 7:52:10 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: TXnMA
IMHO, the folks who are bothered by the "booms" would be well-advised to consult with


AFTAC
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38 posted on 04/02/2012 7:56:40 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: TXnMA
Scratch the surveyor. A good GPS should suffice...

(Might need a better master clock than the usual PC provides, though.)

39 posted on 04/02/2012 8:13:23 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: righttackle44

I sure won’t argue with you, since I have no evidence.

Whatever it ultimately is, it’ll be nice to know.

There are things like this elsewhere.

from an article about North Carolina ————

Such dins are not unique to North Carolina or the modern age. People living near Seneca Lake in upstate New York have long known of similar booming sounds, which they called “Seneca guns.” In coastal Belgium, they are known as “mistpouffers,” or fog belches; in the Ganges delta and the Bay of Bengal, “Bansal guns;” in the Italian Apennines, “brontidi,” or thunder-like; and by the Harami people of Shikoku, Japan, “yan.”

And check this out - http://drgeophysics.wordpress.com/2010/05/02/the-bloop-loudest-sound-ever-recorded-on-earth-source-unknown/


40 posted on 04/02/2012 8:21:30 AM PDT by biggerten (Love you, Mom.)
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To: gdzla

You have a good memory

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extremely_low_frequency


41 posted on 04/02/2012 8:49:44 AM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep right)
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To: winoneforthegipper
Hmmmm, they need to get one of those shot locators onsite to determine where the sound is coming from.

Sounds just like an artillery round or some sort of explosion. Earthquakes that I've experienced lasted much longer and very large explosions kind of roar by you for a few seconds.

Pack the kids honey... We're going to visit grandma and grandpa for a week or two!

Muchas gracias!

42 posted on 04/02/2012 8:57:48 AM PDT by Errant
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To: biggerten; Errant; All

A complete historical eyewitness accounts of the great New Madrid quakes.

http://www.ceri.memphis.edu/compendium/

Have not come across them yet but the USGS suggests there are a few accounts that mention a few booms prior to the day of the quake.

What I have read though has been interesting as heck!


43 posted on 04/02/2012 8:59:45 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: Pride in the USA

Earth Songs ping


44 posted on 04/02/2012 9:04:07 AM PDT by lonevoice (Klepto Baracka Marxo, impeach we much.)
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To: lonevoice

Thanks for the ping!


45 posted on 04/02/2012 9:36:41 AM PDT by Pride in the USA
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To: winoneforthegipper
6.3 near Oaxaca, Mexico

Lots of activity now in that locale...

46 posted on 04/02/2012 11:38:57 AM PDT by Errant
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To: Errant

Yeah all aftershocks but that was a pretty big one!


47 posted on 04/02/2012 12:25:08 PM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper

It sounds like an acetylene bomb. Short, sharp, distinct. We here them here ever new year!


48 posted on 04/02/2012 12:34:41 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (No Romney or Santorum vote from my family!)
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To: Randy Larsen
Used to work in a large heavy equipment building and one of guys was good at filling a large metal pipe (open on both ends) with acetylene/oxygen and igniting it.

It went BOOMMmm and the metal roofing would rattle like mad. It would literally scare the hell out of us younger guys...

49 posted on 04/02/2012 5:37:22 PM PDT by Errant
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