UPDATE: There is NO confirmation yet on the actual source.
It is believed to be sonic booms. Probably from the military.
This same noise and vibration was felt literally all the way across the nation. Reports are coming in on the internet that people in San Jose all the way across to the east coast in the Carolinas, experienced the same thing. Still no official cause on the source.
“At this point, we’re pretty confident it’s not an earthquake,” said Carl Barnes, a meteorologist with the weather service. “Unfortunately, we really can’t say with any confidence what it was. … If it is military testing, which is certainly a possibility, they don’t let us know.”
Below are some possible theories on what may have caused it. But there has been no official confirmation on the source yet
Update: Unknown if it is related, but there was a 3.4 magnitude earthquake around the same time frame, that happened 26 miles SE of Smith Center, Kansas
This morning several Rockford Scanner fans have asked us “What was that BOOM noise and had our house shaking” Many have asked us this from Belvidere, Rockford, Machesney Park, Loves park, Roscoe, Beloit, etc… It happened approx. 11 am. Several people are reporting they heard the boom up to 3 times. At the time of writing this, no earthquakes have been registered in our area.
It might have been a fast moving aircraft? But people said they felt it in the ground.
To early for it to freeze, but cant be ruled out.
Also the possibility of a meteorite coming through the atmosphere can’t be ruled out either.
There is a KC-135 doing touch and goes at the airport. But that is a slow moving refuel aircraft, that wouldn’t cause the “Boom”
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