Homes reportedly shake in Clintonville on Monday

CREATED Mar. 19, 2012 - UPDATED: Mar. 19, 2012

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CLINTONVILLE - Many people have told authorities in Clintonville that they have experienced homes and household objects rattling.

Reports came in as early as 9:30 a.m. Sunday night and have been coming as late as about 7:45 a.m. Monday morning.

"Lamps in their houses are kind of shaking.  It makes their dishes rattle.  It makes their windows rattle.  People can hear it inside factories," said Clintonville City Administrator Lisa Kuss told Newsradio 620 WTMJ Monday morning after a large number of calls came in to police between 1:45 and 3:00 a.m. Monday. 

"Clearly, not that it's an earthquake, but it almost sounds like people are describing that sort of a feeling, where the earth actually vibrates and things inside their house vibrate."

Kuss described the situation as a "popping sound."  She told us that as of 6:30 a.m. Monday, crews were unable to find the source of the shaking.

"We are not aware of what could be creating this situation," said Kuss.

'We have emergency and utility crews out, since then, monitoring things from water systems, sanitary and storm systems.  We have monitors for gas levels and manholes which have all come up with no gas levels to be concerned about."

She said most of the reports came from the city's northeast side.

Authorities are even checking into the possibility of some sort of earthquake.

"We plan to get down with Madison to see if there's anything happening geologically."

However, UW-Milwaukee seismologist Keith Sverdup told Newsradio 620 WTMJ that they found no readings on their seismograph.

"It wouldn't surprise me if it remained a mystery."