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Originally posted by Jigore
reply to post by on_yur_6
I highly doubt the sonic boom theory.
The energy required to be abble to shake windows as far as 120 miles away is just too great.
Originally posted by Hack28
reply to post by letthereaderunderstand
Thanks appreciate that!!
Even if this "boom" was military can you imagine a sound wave traveling an estimated 120 miles and still shaking buildings? Thats a hell of an instrument of death, or possibly defence. Come to think of it the US said theyd be running drills to simulate an attack on its coasts, specifically from Iran. Im not sure if Iran would go East coast or West coast but a wave of that magnitude could surely disrupt a Missile.
I also saw on a Discovery channel show last night that a Nuclear bomb coated in Cobalt would destroy all life on earth. This is well withing our technical reach but the reasoning for not worrying about it is because they theorize no-one is crazy enough ti kill all living things because whats the point?
I dunno about you but that logic doesnt craddle me to sleep.
Sonic boom is an impulsive noise similar to thunder. It is caused by an object moving faster than sound, about 750 miles per hour at sea level. An aircraft traveling through the atmosphere continuously produces air-pressure waves similar to the water waves caused by a ship's bow. When the aircraft exceeds the speed of sound, these pressure waves combine and form shock waves which travel forward from the generation or "release" point.
As an aircraft flies at supersonic speeds it is continually generating shock waves, dropping sonic boom along its flight path, similar to someone dropping objects from a moving vehicle. From the perspective of the aircraft, the boom appears to be swept backwards as it travels awayfrom the aircraft. If the plane makes a sharp turn or pulls up, the boom will hit the ground in front of the aircraft.
SAN DIEGO -- A loud noise heard and felt by many San Diegans was determined to be a sonic boom, 10News reported.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the loud noise heard and felt by many around the county shortly after 4 p.m. was the result of a sonic boom and not an earthquake.
USGS seismologist Robert Dollar told 10News sonic booms are caused by high-speed aircraft and it is possible the noise bounced off the atmosphere and made its way around the county.
Dollar said the military has high-speed flying areas near the Mojave Desert and over the Pacific Ocean.
No damage or injuries have been reported as a result of the loud noise.