Did You Feel It? Ground Shaking, Loud Sound Reported Across The Area

December 4, 2020

The sounds of an explosion or rattling and shaking were heard or felt across part of Escambia County early Friday afternoon, and so far no one seems to know why.

Beginning about 12:15 p.m., NorthEscambia.com was flooded with messages and comments from people reporting the incident. As of 12:40 p.m., Escambia County 911 had not received any calls reporting damage.

A majority of the comments were concentrated in the Cantonment and Beulah areas, but other reports were received from across Escambia and Santa Rosa counties

So far, the U.S. Geological Survey has not reported an earthquake.


71 Responses to “Did You Feel It? Ground Shaking, Loud Sound Reported Across The Area”

  1. Lucy Hills on December 27th, 2020 2:33 am

    I heard it multiple times, the windows of my house shook, and its not really scary, but it makes me eager to find the source of the sound, people say its skyquakes or sonic booms, but sonic booms can’t repeat as often as the booms did. The booms were heard in Texas and other states as well. I could say it’s aliens because of the things surrounding them lately, also it’s such an odd, but common Phenomenon. I have so many conspiracies about this.

  2. alycia rodriguez on December 9th, 2020 4:28 am

    so I was sitting on my bed and my bed start to shack i thought it was just my family jumping around but it wants

  3. Molino Girl on December 8th, 2020 9:27 pm

    I’m not saying it was aliens but……..it was aliens.

  4. Tom on December 8th, 2020 8:50 am

    I was in my shop when it happened, the roll up door shook, I live by University Mall.

  5. John Doe on December 7th, 2020 4:39 pm

    sonic boom caused by meteoroid?

  6. Theresa on December 7th, 2020 3:58 pm

    Florida is near the Caribbean Plate, but it does not have fault lines itself. The USGS is unsure if the likelihood of earthquakes in Florida will continue to grow and currently, there are no warnings issued for the area.
    Florida is not located near any tectonic plate boundaries, earthquakes are very rare, but not totally unknown. So I would doubt it was an earthquake. Probably the air force base doing their sonic booms

  7. Suki on December 6th, 2020 1:08 pm

    These ” incidents ” have been occurring for years across America..AND NOBODY KNOWS WHY…Look it up..
    Mysterious booms..

  8. Shannon kigoro on December 6th, 2020 12:37 pm

    I heard It and I am in pace Florida Off of Chumuckla Highway. I would like to know what it was? A little vibration with it but a loud sound.

  9. Vp79 on December 6th, 2020 6:27 am

    Thought it was heavy thunder. It scared my dogs and birds. We live near industrial park

  10. Dawn on December 6th, 2020 1:17 am

    I thought it was Blue Angels jet/jets flying low over my house near 98w. and Bauer rd. I’m s.w. Pensacola. No shaking tho.

  11. Deana Presley on December 5th, 2020 11:51 pm

    Heard and felt it on Cove Avenue and 9 Mile Road in Ensley.

  12. Charlotte on December 5th, 2020 6:55 pm

    My husband and I were sitting in the living room and heard a loud rumbling coming closer and closer. Then a loud boom and the house shook and my recliner was shaking! Then the rumbling sounded gradually, further and further away. What was it?

  13. jerry on December 5th, 2020 6:30 pm

    They been sucking oil out of the ground in Jay for many many years. That empty hole down there just gets bigger and bigger. Maybe its starting to crack.

  14. Sharon Blanton on December 5th, 2020 12:39 pm

    I was playing cards with a group of friends off 297A and we heard and felt it twice somewhere around noon.

  15. Me on December 5th, 2020 12:27 pm

    People on the ring neighborhood app report hearing and feeling it at the same time the drug bust happened in Montclair, some were confusing the sound of the drug bust with the boom from whatever happened in the area.

  16. Shakir’ N Quakin’ on December 5th, 2020 10:11 am

    San Andreas fault line is in California. We sit on a Class B fault line.

  17. Nana on December 5th, 2020 10:02 am

    I live in Milton off Berryhill (near Santa Rosa hospital) and my husband and I heard it also.

  18. Chris on December 5th, 2020 9:44 am

    @Mary. It’s called the New York-Alabama Lineament not san andreas

  19. Jess on December 5th, 2020 9:32 am

    I live off W street and Cervantes. It happened about noon. The windows rattled and I felt the house. I thought it was a garbage truck but I felt like that had to be something more. I was scared as I was in my bedroom feeding my newborn. I was like what is that. Strange it was indeed.

  20. Willis on December 5th, 2020 9:03 am

    I was on the river and the fish were jumping out on the bank.

    Knew something was up.

  21. mnon on December 5th, 2020 8:04 am

    Felt it out here in Walnut Hill area. I was online having a meeting and told my buddy “I think we’re about to have an earthquake out here again, I’m feeling tremors.”

    It did it twice actually around 12:15ish then approx 15 minutes later. I made the comment to my buddy after I felt the second one. Nothing after that.

  22. Mary on December 5th, 2020 7:28 am

    Good morning to everyone. 4 years now wish here in Jay have been failing the small quakes the most recent one moved my water bed loaded with water 9 inch and a quarter. We set the Vault called the San Andreas San Andreas Fault runs Alabama. We have had pictures Fallen officer walls we’ve had my grandchildren shaking out of their beds it’s a pretty strong vault and it’s about 30 years ago maybe longer no one never heard of this I for one and keep an eye on this this is something you can’t run from you just learn to rebuild from Summit and I pray it doesn’t get any any stronger for many lives can be relocated many lives Chan and will be lost and if you do not believe anything I have Sick Sad please feel free to look it up God bless you and each each and every one of your families

  23. Bill on December 5th, 2020 6:53 am

    I guess we’ll find out what this was right after they tell us who bugged Janice Gilley‘s office.

  24. Leslie on December 5th, 2020 6:13 am

    I’m in Kingsfield Courtyard. Shook my house hard enough to damage the toilet in the guest bathroom. Luckily I woke up and found it before too much damage could be done.

  25. Cindy on December 5th, 2020 5:10 am

    I was at home near 9 mile and Jernigan rd. and felt it and knew it was unusual due to the duration..wasn’t a truck or construction and it was strong enough that it moved an item on my shelf…,figured it was a quake and thought it would be reported

  26. Angela owens on December 5th, 2020 12:31 am

    I live in Escambia County I thought it was a garbage truck picking up garbage but they don’t pick up garbage garbage except on Tuesday and I felt the house shake

  27. Molino on December 4th, 2020 9:26 pm

    Still waiting for the reason for the one on October 3 2020 that happened seen the article on it hundreds reported it from all over I have never seen an update on it also seems like this happened last year on 12/3/2019 as well think I have a screenshot on that article and if there would be a way to look back on how many times I’ve googled booms heard in molino over the last several years would probly be in the thousands would like to know what is going on

  28. Amber on December 4th, 2020 8:08 pm

    I heard it here by Cordova Mall. It woke me up. I thought it was my neighbors outside doing something with one of their trucks or something (similar sound going off periodically here since around 2 a.m. this morning). Sounded so weird though. Looked outside, but didn’t see anybody. I wonder what it was.

  29. Michael Ferguson on December 4th, 2020 8:01 pm

    I live off Hwy 97 South in Cantonment, in the Windsong Subdivison, I had just woke up in my couch when I heard and felt it, entire house shook, screen door Rattled inside the frame for a solid 6 seconds. Felt something very similar not to long ago, maybe a month or 2 Ago.

  30. Amanda Williams on December 4th, 2020 7:38 pm

    I was standing outside by my friend house in myrtle grove area we hear a loud sound like thunder but nothing on the raider here this was around 12:30 this afternoon

  31. Laura B on December 4th, 2020 7:37 pm

    I heard two loud booms in Warrington. Not like sonic booms, but not quite like thunder either. We had several big trucks in our neighborhood making the last pass for hurricane debris at the same time, so I guessed it could be related to them (though I’ve not heard that kind of sound from these trucks & their equipment before). If we had any shaking, though, it was mild enough for me to associate with the slow moving trucks.

  32. Brian on December 4th, 2020 7:29 pm

    Sonic Boom?????

  33. Debra McCorvey on December 4th, 2020 6:14 pm

    I heard it here, loud and clear, in Ensley!

  34. Gwen E Butler on December 4th, 2020 5:32 pm

    I heard it, I’m near Hadji and thought it was trucks from debris pick up or 9mile Road project.

  35. Pcolamomof4 on December 4th, 2020 5:31 pm

    I heard it, I’m near Hadji and thought it was trucks from debris pick up or 9mile Road project.

  36. Kam on December 4th, 2020 4:46 pm

    Felt here in Montclair! Sounded like a HUGE truck in my front yard. Windows rattled, and I could feel vibrations through my floor! What the heck is going on!

  37. Angel on December 4th, 2020 4:39 pm

    Heard a long rumble, and furniture shaking near the end of Pine Forest.

  38. MICHAEL W TRIMBLE on December 4th, 2020 4:35 pm

    We live in Elsonor and it shook the entire house for,maybe,20-25 seconds.It sounded close to us!!

  39. MtnDewey on December 4th, 2020 4:33 pm

    hm I didn’t feel anything.

  40. Paul on December 4th, 2020 4:28 pm

    Been through any earthquakes in Alaska, felt similar, but ever a sound like that!

  41. Big187daddy223 on December 4th, 2020 3:43 pm

    Live downtown Pensacola on Garden St and heard it! Thought it was an airplane at first because I’m close to NAS but it sounded weird and then it last for at least 1 to 2 minutes at least. Definitely not a plane or other bill they gonna try to say it was. Either a earthquake ,bomb , or we all need to get right with Jesus cause that didn’t sound normal at all and had a very creepy ominous vibe to it

  42. Lisa Hamilton on December 4th, 2020 3:37 pm

    Felt it and heard it inside my house. I love in Kings Road subdivision off Kingsfield Road.

  43. Kristie on December 4th, 2020 3:33 pm

    We heard and felt it off of 8-mile in Pensacola.

  44. Billy howard on December 4th, 2020 3:24 pm

    Was in Jimmy’s and never felt anything

  45. Laura on December 4th, 2020 3:18 pm

    Summerdale/Foley. The whole house shook. Two distinct booms that were really loud. All my dogs were barking and cats ran wildly.

    USGS doesn’t show any earthquakes.

  46. JTV on December 4th, 2020 3:14 pm

    Rumbled like thunder but nothing was on the weather radar.

  47. A-Ron on December 4th, 2020 3:13 pm

    Felt it on East Nine Mile for sure!

  48. Vicki Wright on December 4th, 2020 2:56 pm

    Felt and heard twice back to back in Pace

  49. Julie on December 4th, 2020 2:53 pm

    Yes. Felt it off east Kingsfield. There was a definite shake!

  50. eddie c gunn on December 4th, 2020 2:46 pm

    i heard and felt it east of jay in dixonville

  51. Shery on December 4th, 2020 2:32 pm

    I am in Lillian Alabama… It was like 2 explosions within minutes of each other. Shook all the windows and door in my house. Called it in to the county. They said people as far as Loxley and Foley had reported it.

  52. Vicki Romero on December 4th, 2020 2:30 pm

    I felt my house shake on Parker in Cantonment. Close to Quentette rd

  53. Sandy Net on December 4th, 2020 2:25 pm

    My husband went running outside to see what was happening. We’ve lived in California and have felt earthquakes before, this seemed like one. I’m pretty sure it would have registered as a geologic event.

  54. Rebekah Salter on December 4th, 2020 2:19 pm

    I live off of E. Nine mile and we heard and felt it at first I thought it was my big dog on the porch plopping down but that boom was something else.

  55. Hannah on December 4th, 2020 2:15 pm

    Felt in Ace Hardware in Pace. The building shook and the doors and other items rattled.

  56. All shook up on December 4th, 2020 2:14 pm

    I heard/noticed it…west Roberts and 29.

    Thought it was a truck going by…

  57. Helen Vigil on December 4th, 2020 2:12 pm

    I heard it. It was LOUD!!! I was inside my husband was outside, he didn’t hear it, how he didn’t is beyond me!!!!

  58. Al on December 4th, 2020 2:09 pm

    Was in my utility shed and it started shaking and things rattling. Walked out and could feel it through the ground. Lasted quite a while. My wife was outside and said it felt like it came from the west. Off Jacks Branch & Perdido Lake.

  59. Troy Barton on December 4th, 2020 2:07 pm

    It was bad several dishes fell off the shelf and got a large crack in my ceiling in the sheet rock and this was in Molino I thought the ground would never stop shaking/ vibrating

  60. Michelle Stromgren on December 4th, 2020 2:07 pm

    We felt it here at the end of Beulah.

  61. JOHN Lo on December 4th, 2020 2:06 pm


    I live in Cantonment, and I heard a loud sound accompanied with rumbling sound and ground shaking. Thus far, I haven’t heard any sirens nor have the issue been reported via the media streams.

  62. Nancy on December 4th, 2020 2:05 pm

    Yep, out in Pace, sounded like an explosion then a short rumble!

  63. SW on December 4th, 2020 2:05 pm

    Wasn’t there a mysterious ‘boom’ in the area folks are reporting, recently?
    Nothing in Bratt.

  64. Laura on December 4th, 2020 2:05 pm

    Ferry Pass. Very loud bang and shook entire house. Things rattled in the house!

  65. Jack and Barbara Ryals on December 4th, 2020 2:00 pm

    We heard a boom!!!!!!!! Hwy 99

  66. Traci Jackson on December 4th, 2020 1:59 pm

    Felt the rumble in Montclair

  67. mq on December 4th, 2020 1:58 pm

    We heard and felt it big time here in Ensley.

  68. Steve Oreskovich on December 4th, 2020 1:57 pm

    Reported from Pine Forest Area.

  69. Debbie on December 4th, 2020 1:57 pm

    I felt in the Kingsfield/ Pine Forest Rd. Shook the house

  70. Tory on December 4th, 2020 1:49 pm

    Yes! It was crazy. I was inside and thought it was just a large semi delivering roofing materials or something, but then my whole house was shaking and it lasted forever. My husband was outside and said he thought someone was running across our roof!

  71. Tory on December 4th, 2020 1:45 pm

    Yes! That was CRAZY