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UPDATE: Officials stymied by loud booms in Clintonville

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CLINTONVILLE (AP) -

Authorities are investigating a series of booming noises and vibrations that seemed to come from underground in Clintonville.

City Administrator Lisa Kuss says residents reported hearing booms that sounded like distant thunder and that made their homes vibrate first at around 1:45 a.m. Monday, then again at 5:30 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. She says there were infrequent reports the rest of the morning with the last around 11:30 a.m.

She says there were no earthquakes. Authorities found no gas in the sewers or problems with the city water pressure. They also found nothing at an area landfill that might explain it.

Officials are checking with geologists to see if something underground might be shifting, possibly due to the unusually warm weather.

The reports seem to be in the northeast part of the city.

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