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But it's not just the earthquake that has some scared, it's the noise that comes along with it.
"We could hear a roar. The earthquake lasted like a minute but the noise lasted longer," Robertson said.
"If you're old enough to remember the sonic booms. It resembled a sonic boom," Westmoreland said.
Residents are a little concerned because they have never had this many earthquakes in such a short period of time.
"Why are we getting them? There has been a few over the years. But if there really has been multiple ones in the last 24 hours, sure that's kind of bothersome," Robertson said.
"I felt the house shake," area resident Bill Nance said.
He was working on his Sunday morning crossword puzzle when he noticed doors trembling. He wasn't sure if it was an earthquake or an explosion or even a sonic boom because of the three-second duration.
"It was very short," Nance said. "I've been in many, many earthquakes."
He said he had been on the West Coast and in Japan where earthquakes came almost daily.
The volcano began as a fissure in a cornfield owned by a P'urhépecha farmer, Dionisio Pulido, on February 20, 1943. Pulido, his wife, and their son all witnessed the initial eruption of ash and stones first-hand as they ploughed the field. The volcano grew quickly, reaching five stories tall in just a week, and it could be seen from afar in a month.
Originally posted by bigfatfurrytexan
reply to post by Veritas1
Before thinking it is a "sonic boom" i would think it would be either one of the massive tanks (or the top of a massive tank) making a bang. Those tank lids float on the contents (usually oil), and if there is an earthquake the lid can bang against the side, making a huge booming sound heard for miles.
As well, there could be a tank battery explode or something.
Originally posted by SusanFrey
reply to post by jjjtir
Well that is just flat out a lie. I have damage to my home in Arkansas from the quakes that have happened here and a very expensive engineers report to prove it. In fact there are several that have filed lawsuits against the gas companies for the quakes they have caused and the damage that they have caused.
Originally posted by ISis12RA12ELohim
reply to post by Veritas1
OMG I am not in Texas but I just heard this too! I swear I thought we here in the DC area were under attack, I even held my breath and braced my self there momentarily waiting for impact, it had a small whistling sound too, shortly after a helicopter must of gone past cause I heard a strong sound of the blades and the apartment shook a little bit. I really did think we were under attack, I thought a nuke or something was targeted to the DC area. Oh thank God it wasn't that but now I am left wondering what WAS that? Literally it was only minutes ago that I heard it. Even my neighbor came out. Like usual I came here to ATS to see if anyone had heard the sameedit on 9/13/2011 by ISis12RA12ELohim because: (no reason given)