Doherty Earth Observatory and Cooperative Seismography Network

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3:22 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Sonic Boom, Not Earthquake on Delmarva

Credit usgs.gov

There was no earthquake yesterday despite what residents felt in coastal Sussex County and nearby Ocean City, Maryland.

It was more likely a sonic boom caused by an aircraft.

The Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory and Cooperative Seismography Network examined seismographs with one in Lewes and did not find evidence of such a quake.   

Joe Thomas, director of the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center, told the Wilmington News Journal that residents in Millville, Ocean View and Millsboro reported a shaking and rumbling.

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