Unexplained boom

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An unexplained boom is a very loud noise similar to a sonic boom created by the supersonic flight of an aircraft. However, these booms are unexplained, because, for instance, no supersonic flight was scheduled at the time the boom was heard. A common explanation is that classified flights by military aircraft are responsible, another is of meteorites passing through the atmosphere.

In the United States[edit]

Several unexplained booms have been reported by major media outlets in the US.

Bob Dollar of the USGS told the Register that Caltech scientists reviewed seismograms from Tuesday night's event in Orange County. "These data are consistent with a sonic event coming onshore near Dana Point and traveling northward inland," Dollar said. "The energy traveled across our seismic sensor network at the velocity of a compressional wave in air rather than the velocity of a similar wave through the ground, which is much faster," Dollar said.[4]
A weather forecaster stated that the sound could have been caused by military aircraft performing a maneuver in which chaff was released.

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  1. ^ Alex Roth (April 23, 2006). "What's behind mysterious booms? Phenomena produce theories, but no answers". Union-Tribune. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Roth, Alex (April 23, 2006). "What's behind mysterious booms?". SignOnSanDiego.com. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  3. ^ "Sciencedude opens X-File on mystery shaking in O.C". The Orange County Register. Sciencedude.freedomblogging.com. March 5, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  4. ^ "Mysterious sonic boom rattles Central Coast". San Jose Mercury News (Santa Cruz). Retrieved November 14, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Sonic boom remains a mystery". Santa Cruz Sentinel. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
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  7. ^ Hauser, Christine; Ann Farmer (March 17, 2009). "Unexplained Boom Is Reported on Staten Island". The New York Times. Retrieved November 14, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Unexplained boom heard in Brown and neighboring counties". FOX-19. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  9. ^ "Booms rattle coastal N.C. residents for second time". wral.com. November 7, 2010. 
  10. ^ "Georgia residents report mysterious boom". United Press International. November 28, 2010. 
  11. ^ "Cause of big boom unknown". Lebanon Daily Record. September 27, 2011. Retrieved December 20, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Worcester Fire Marshal: Explosion-Type Sound a Sonic Boom". WBOC-TV 16. Retrieved 2012-04-14. 
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  15. ^ "Mystery "Boom" Heard & Felt Across Region". Crystal Bruce, WSAV TV 3. March 15, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Mystery in Clintonville continues". fox11online.com. March 19, 2012. Retrieved March 19, 2012. 
  17. ^ Wayland, Michelle. (April 13, 2012) "What Was That Mystery Sound?" NBC 7 San Diego
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  19. ^ "Mysterious booms, shaking reported throughout Wasatch Front" Fox 13 Utah.
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  22. ^ "Mysterious Explosion Noises Woke Ball Square Residents Wednesday, Cause Unknown" Somerville Patch
  23. ^ "Loud "Boom" Reported in Chautauqua County". YNN (CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY, N.Y.). 13 January 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  24. ^ "More Earth-Shaking Booms in Morristown, TN. "Shockwave" Booms in San Manuel, Arizona. Report upcoming.". The InnoPlex. 13 February 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  25. ^ "Loud Boom Rocks Plano/Alvaton Area" [3]
  26. ^ http://www2.wspa.com/news/2013/mar/06/mysterious-loud-noise-concerns-residents-several-c-ar-5744224/
  27. ^ "Unexplained Boom Baffles Residents, Experts", The Southern Illinoisan, 2013 Mar 19 [4]
  28. ^ "Mysterious "Boom" Rattles Windows in Connecticut". NBC Connecticut. April 19, 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  29. ^ "Meteorite Lands on Home in Wolcott". NBC Connecticut. April 23, 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  30. ^ Garcia, Ricardo, personal interview. October 1, 2013

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