People across South Carolina reported hearing vibrations and loud boom sounds earlier on Tuesday afternoon.
Residents in Charleston, Berkeley, Williamsburg, and Mount Pleasant reported hearing the strange sounds.
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Some on Daniel Island, James Island and Goose Creek said their homes shook.
This happened around 12:26 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
The USGS website currently does not have an earthquake recorded.
At 1:37 p.m. the USGS said “We see no detectable EQ in Charleston at the time of reported shaking. The origin of the disturbance is unknown possibly a sonic boom.”
We see no detectable EQ in Charleston at the time of reported shaking. The origin of the disturbance is unknown possibly a sonic boom
— USGS (@USGS) January 26, 2016
Our systems are not designed for detecting sonic booms so other information is needed to verify — USGS (@USGS) January 26, 2016
The College of Charleston Earthquake Centers tells News 2, what was recorded on the seismograph was too small to have been an earthquake felt this widespread.
C of C says “Our SC Earthquake Education and Preparedness program says it was a sonic boom, not an earthquake.”
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