Residents Report Shake, Rattle Wednesday Afternoon

February 8, 2012

Residents across part of Escambia County reported a strong shaking just before 2:00 Wednesday afternoon, and the event was recorded on seismic equipment at Pensacola State College.

A seismograph located at PSC record a strong “spike” at 1:52 p.m. The spike was not like that seen in an earthquake, officials said, but more like would be seen from a sonic boom or some sort of an explosion. Emergency officials did not receive an reports of an explosion in the county.

Most of the reports of shaking came from the southern two-thirds of the county — from the coast to just north of Cantonment.

There was a similar report of shaking or an explosion felt across North Escambia and into south Alabama on January 14. There was never any official explanation of the event.


16 Responses to “Residents Report Shake, Rattle Wednesday Afternoon”

  1. Angi B. on February 9th, 2012 9:04 pm

    Byrneville near century, when I heard it…

    Has anybody figured out what this was?

  2. LH on February 9th, 2012 8:14 pm

    I was on a ladder doing some painting a couple of blocks off of Michigan Ave. in Pensacola on Wednesday afternoon about 1:52 and believe me the earth shook and the windows & doors raddled!!!

  3. concerned on February 9th, 2012 6:52 am

    I heard it in the Bratt area, around 10am

  4. Jane on February 9th, 2012 5:49 am

    There have been several of these noises/shaking over the last two weeks. My first reaction was that it was an accident on Hwy 29/97. But I heard no sirens so I decided it might be a sonic boom from a distance. It didn’t feel like an earthquake. Is this from the new jets at Eglin?

  5. atmore on February 9th, 2012 12:20 am

    I heard the one this morning around 10am in Atmore. From inside the house it sounded like someone quietly, yet forcefully bumping on a wall. It shook hard enough to rattle the windows in my house, but I didn’t hear anything this afternoon.

    Where were you guys that heard the one this morning?

  6. Jimbo on February 8th, 2012 10:05 pm

    Strange enough. it was late afternoon when we felt it down here. It was just a mild ground bump up… twice. … no big deal, just “noted”

  7. wormy on February 8th, 2012 9:45 pm

    ginormous worms!!!

  8. AL on February 8th, 2012 9:12 pm

    I heard it at my folks house off 9mile… rattled the windows.

  9. Bratt Resident on February 8th, 2012 9:06 pm

    it scares me

  10. Angi B. on February 8th, 2012 8:41 pm

    I heard a loud boom this morning as well, I had no idea of what it was; now I see this on here about this happening today, so I don’t guess I’m going crazy; I actually did hear it…

  11. jcellops on February 8th, 2012 8:24 pm

    i believe it was today..maybe yesterday…in cantonment….but, there sounded like there were several planes/jets above (altho, i didnt see them) doing what sounded like practicing for an air show maybe….maybe a sonic boom from that?

  12. Molino-Anon on February 8th, 2012 7:59 pm

    It was felt in near Tom Thumb in Molino. I thought it was the wind…

    Repent! the world is ending… NOT!

  13. me on February 8th, 2012 6:42 pm

    i felt it bout 10am as well. i dont know what it was but shook the house as well.

  14. concerned on February 8th, 2012 6:19 pm

    Josh?— Why would it get worse towards the end of the year? What was it?

  15. josh on February 8th, 2012 6:09 pm

    Oh boy. thats a little odd. and its probably only going to get worse towards the end of the year.

  16. concerned on February 8th, 2012 5:26 pm

    I heard some type of loud boom and shaking this morning, about 10am or earlier, shook the house, I first thought it was like a explosion.

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