2021 has already started off with a big Boom! Loud booming noises have been heard in several counties of North carolina, Kentucky and Ohio.
Meanwhile a mysterious rumbling was felt across South Florida around 1pm on January 15, 2021, with calls and messages came in from Weston, Sunrise, Plantation, Margate, Tamarac, West Kendall, Doral, Pinecrest, and the Florida Keys.
USGS says there were no earthquake and, so far, the shakings don’t have a cause!
South Florida mysterious rumble
What was that shaking Friday afternoon, South Florida?
It was felt from north Broward County all the way down to the Keys and made residents wonder if there might have been an earthquake or sonic boom. However, the cause of the mysterious rumble is still unknown.
The USGS said it wasn’t an earthquake. However, an strong M5.9 quake hit Guatemala approximately at the same time… Could it be the cause?
It was about a year ago — Jan. 28, 2020 — when South Florida could actually feel the effects of a M7.7 earthquake centered near Cuba.
A plane going sonic? Although a viewer in Miami spotted a military jet flying north to south unusually low, a sonic boom is probably the cause of this ‘tremor’ as it was felt over a too wide area.
In regard to the rumbling that people in Weston felt just earlier. There was NO explosion in #Weston. There are reports this was felt in several counties. We do not have definitive information on what caused it at this time.— City of Weston (@CityofWeston) January 15, 2021
Some witness reports:
From Margate: “My patio door shook for about 15 seconds and then the washer inside turned on.“
From Pinecrest: “I noticed what felt like a slight tremor for about eight seconds, and it caused a sliding glass door to shake.“
A boat captain out of Islamorada near Flamingo felt and heard the rumble: “Thought it was a jet fighter that we see frequently doing maneuvers. But didn’t see any. That’s a long way away to feel whatever that was.” – Local 10
Loud booming noises across North Carolina
Thousands of people reported hearing loud booms late Saturday afternoon, Jan. 2nd, and officials still have no explanation for the mysterious noises.
The witnesses reported hearing and feeling the explosion across Forsyth, Yadkin, Stokes, Davie, Rockingham, and Surry counties.
Please find some of the reports below:
“Heard around 5:30 p.m. in Oak Ridge three times, my dad said it sounded like a cannon.”
“Two loud booms and shaking within minutes of each other. Very distinct sounds and movements.“
“I’m in Yadkinville and heard it. It shook the whole house, I thought it was an earthquake. There was 2.”
“Two loud booms, maybe a couple of minutes apart. It sounded like something exploded. We are in Clemmons.“
NORTH CAROLINA LOUD BOOMS: Thousands of people are reporting hearing loud boom sounds (at least 2) between 5-8pm, possibly localized to the Lewisville area. FCSO says 911 is overwhelmed by calls- but no reports of injuries. The cause is unknown. @WFMY pic.twitter.com/anZZFvCUoc— Ben Smart (@BenSmartWFMY) January 3, 2021
Following the noise, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office issued an unusual Facebook post at 7:15 p.m. Saturday about the 911 system being “overwhelmed” with calls about the booms, asking residents to only call with true emergencies.
The U.S. Geological Survey did not detect any earthquakes in the Southeastern United States over the last 24 hours.
There were no significant weather events, such as thunder or lightning, near the area around the time that the booms were reported Saturday afternoon.
However, Saturday did have significant “temperature inversion,” which Leins said could cause sound to travel farther.
In recent days, similar “boom” noises have been reported in western Kentucky.
Sonic boom in Ohio
A loud boom was heard around 2 pm on January 4, 2021 and shook some houses and residents throughout Pickaway county, East Fairfield county and Northern Ross county.
Local authorities have nothing to report on the incident, but think the explosive noise was related to a military jet going sonic, since several military planes had been spotted over the area. – Scioto Post
The US isn’t the only place where things and people shake unexpectedly. In this January 3rd article I compile different loud booms and rumbling reported around the world.