Wed. 4:06pm: Seismic tests leave some shaken

WARREN – Explosive blasts used in seismic testing for underground minerals going on today in parts of Trumbull County left residents alarmed and without warning, one resident said.

Seismic testing, a method of evaluating underground minerals prior to oil and natural gas drilling conducted in various locations around Trumbull and Mahoning counties, was taking place this morning in Palmyra Heights, residents said.

“We didn’t know what was going on,” said Rose Long, Palmyra Heights resident. “I could feel a major vibration going on under my feet. I thought we were having an earthquake.”

Long noted trucks labeled Tideland Geophysical Co. were in the area during the vibrations.

A woman who answered the phone at the company’s Texas office said the company would not comment to the media.

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