Did You Feel It? Sonic Boom Rattles Area

November 28, 2007

earthquake.gifAn apparent sonic boom rattled the area about 10:20 Tuesday morning. The rumbling lasted about five seconds at the NorthEscambia.com offices Walnut Hill, where the windows rattled and the sound very much appeared to come from the southwest.

According to the National Weather Service office in Mobile, the weather Tuesday morning was perfect for a sonic boom to have traveled a great distance, even from out over the Gulf of Mexico. Residents from across Mobile, Baldwin and north Escambia counties reported hearing and feeling the boom.

Whatever it was, it was not an earthquake, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The National Earthquake Information Center reports no earthquake activity anywhere near south Alabama or northwest Florida. Their realtime earthquake map, pictured above (click to enlarge), does not indicate any activity in the area.

If you felt the boom, please click here to contact us and let us know.

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