“Sorry to interrupt this thread, but the ground is smoking, gas is pluming, and the New Madrid area is booming! The fire department is leaning toward seismic explanation!!
Trenton Fire Department
February 29 at 3:11pm · Trenton, MO, United States ·
There have been reports of loud, unexplained booming noises at night in the Trenton area, and a lot of people have questions.
To put it bluntly, we do not know what is causing them – and neither does anybody else.
This also does not appear to be a local phenomena- these sounds have been reported in different areas of the US for a while now.
There are a lot of theories; people often compare the sound to that of fireworks, there is a weather phenomena called a “cold boom” which can produce this type of noise, and the behavior of groundwater (or fracking fluid) in general can cause such noises, the shifting of tectonic plates can cause similar phenomena, and then of course there are many possible man-made causes, such as the “sonic boom” of aircraft traveling at speeds in excess of Mach 1.
These noises have not been localized enough for us in this area to pin point them, and the lack of seismographic monitoring equipment this far north in Missouri is a factor in buttoning down a geological origin. The distribution of reports in the US seems to roughly coincide with areas of known seismic activity, so a geological explanation seems likely.”
- 1.3 quake – Ridgely, Tenn.
- 2.2 quake – 10km WSW of Lilbourn, MO
- 1.3 quake – 3km S of Lilbourn, MO
- 2.5 quake – 19km ENE of Hardy, Arkansas
Earthquake Exhibit at the New Madrid Historical Museum
LINK – http://youtu.be/vc9EoTUvUrw