“We can learning something from this exercise; to understand how the earth works. In places where earthquakes are rare; you know, the central and eastern U.S. have earthquakes but they’re more infrequent than, say in the western U.S. So we can learn something scientifically from this about the earthquake process. The other thing is people are concerned and rattled, and no pun intended. These things are waking them up; we don’t know what they are and we have technologies that might help to address this and so the state is asking for help and we have an obligation to help,” Benz says.
“Apparently the ground water table is very low there right now and if you remove water from underground it removes some of the support for the rocks; and if the rocks settle they could creek and slip a little bit,” Dutch says.
Originally posted by AGWskeptic
reply to post by intelinside451
Even the experts disagree in your link.
"I don't think it's ghosts, and I don't think it's aliens," said a geophysicist with the United States Geological Service in Menlo Park, California. "I think it's likely to be small earthquakes." An earthquake produces audible sound by making the "ground around the person listening seem like they are in a big woofer. The ground is vibrating and that sound is transmitted up into the atmosphere and you hear a low rumbling sound."
But on the east coast another prominent Geophysicist says earthquakes have nothing to do with it. "There are earthquakes occurring all around the world that we are recording here in North Carolina,. If we had a local earthquake it would be impossible for us not to record that." Of all the loud booms heard, recorded and studied there has never been any direct relationship discovered between any seismic activity. "It's just very unlikely that we could have humans observe this and not have our very sensitive instruments making these observations."
I think there is going to be a big quake in Wisconsin soon.
Originally posted by AlwaysWary
Some people of Arkansa are reporting the smell of "Sulfur" so if I had to make a guess I would say the New Madrid fault is about to come under some crazy earthquakes like in 1811-1812. We'll have to see. definitly going to watch this post. Hopefully it wont set off a chain-reaction. +*****************************edit on 29-3-2012 by AlwaysWary because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by SunnyDee
I am leaning towards anything, BUT earthquake. I just don't believe that there is some new type of earthquake that you can hear and feel, but siesmographs don't pick up.
I also don't believe it's earthquakes, since there are plenty of areas around our globe that have had low water tables, and obviously they did not let off loud booms or this would not be a new phenom.
Clintonville now has four seismometers and four specialized sound sensors to help experts better understand the rumbling and booms over the last couple weeks.
She says the readings will be fed to the National Earthquake Information Center through cell towers or the Internet.