Now it’s New Jersey: What was the mysterious shake rattling New Jersey? Residents feel the earth move… but it’s NOT an earthquake
A mysterious ground shake through parts of southern New Jersey rattled residents around 11am this morning leaving bewildered residents still without answers. Both the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Weather Service reported no earthquake having occurred in the area and the nearby military base claiming to have had no training exercises that would have caused the tremors.
The USGS has since speculated that the shake felt by residents in southern counties for an estimated 15 seconds was from a sonic boom. The effect would be a ‘thunder-like noise a person on the ground hears when an aircraft or other type of aerospace vehicle files overhead faster than the speed of sound or supersonic,’ according to NASA.