Thursday, December 01, 2016

Tremors Felt In South Jersey

Residents in three counties reported feeling shaking and tremors Thursday afternoon.
The tremors hit around 4:25 p.m. Residents from Wildwood to Harvey Cedars and Hammonton reported feeling them.
The U.S. Geological Survey has not reported any seismic activity in the area, so the cause is not believed to be an earthquake as of yet.

Sonic booms have caused similar tremors over the last few years, but there's no confirmation of military activity in the area either.
The 177th Air National Guard Fighter Wing did not have planes in the air at the time, according to public information officer Sgt. Andrew Moseley.
Michael Weissmann, of Hammonton, said it felt just like the sonic boom that rocked the southern part of the state earlier this year.

"It felt exactly the same way," he said. "I thought it was the wind, I looked outside and the leaves weren't shaking."
In Harvey Cedars, Brian Devlin said the tremors shook the glasses and vases in the house.

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