Wis. mayor plans T-shirts commemorating quake

March 24, 2012 - 10:25 PM

CLINTONVILLE, Wis. (AP) — The mayor of an eastern Wisconsin city that's been dealing with unexplained booming sounds plans to order T-shirts commemorating a minor earthquake that might be linked to the mystery.

Clintonville Mayor Judy Magee is planning to order T-shirts that say, "I Survived the 1.5." That's a reference to the 1.5-magnitude earthquake that federal geologists confirm struck Tuesday just after midnight.

The tiny quake could explain some of the mysterious booms, described as sounding like thunder or fireworks. However, the bulk of the booms occurred in the pre-dawn hours Sunday and Monday.

City Administrator Lisa Kuss tells the Shawano Leader (http://bit.ly/GKoPVC ) the shirts are intended to show unity, not to make light of the situation.

The town of about 4,600 people is about 40 miles west of Green Bay.

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Information from: Shawano Leader, http://www.shawanoleader.com