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Old 11th October 2021, 06:19 AM   #1
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Mysterious “Boom” in NH

https://www.wmur.com/article/people-...aking/37919353

We felt/heard it yesterday morning. Didn’t give it much thought but saw the news reports later. Assuming it wasn’t aliens or subterranean attack it seems like an earthquake is the most likely. Minor quakes are not uncommon in NH but it is a little odd none of the organizations that monitor earthquakes registered anything. There is an old test range a couple of towns over and old munitions have exploded before but it seems like a ground level explosion big enough to impact that large an area would have been noticed. I suppose it could be unofficial military aircraft but that seems unlikely. Wonder if there will ever be a definitive answer.
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Old 11th October 2021, 06:31 AM   #2
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Unconfirmed earthquake or seismic-like event: Cheshire County, 25 mi west of Nashua, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA, Oct 10, 2021 11:24 am (GMT -4) - 22 hours ago (Volcano Discovery)
(Shouldn't this be in Science, Mathematics, Medicine, and Technology?)
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Old 11th October 2021, 06:39 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by dann View Post
Wasn’t sure where to put it but being talked about in local papers so went for current event. If someone wants to move it that’s fine.
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Old 11th October 2021, 06:57 AM   #4
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Semi-serious question: Do earthquakes themselves make noise?
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Old 11th October 2021, 07:08 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by alfaniner View Post
Semi-serious question: Do earthquakes themselves make noise?
Never thought about it, I just assumed, but apparently yes - sometimes

“Small shallow earthquakes sometimes produce rumbling sounds or booms” -

https://www.usgs.gov/natural-hazards...center_objects
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Old 11th October 2021, 07:18 AM   #6
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I'm in southeastern NH and I didn't hear or feel anything. Of course, I was into my third Bloody Mary by 11:24 so that may have something to do with it.
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Paul Lekakis?
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This is one of those weird, almost cliche "Mysterious Things" that just keeps popping up every few years.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyquake
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Old 11th October 2021, 09:21 AM   #9
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Sonic booms? Upstate NY has bases.
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It was supposed to be an Earth-shattering Ka-Boom!
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It was supposed to be an Earth-shattering Ka-Boom!
It was a dud because Bugs took the Illudium Q-36 Explosive Space Modulator when Marvin wasn't looking. Happens all the time.
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Old 11th October 2021, 01:40 PM   #12
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Mysterious boom? New Hampshire? Are the sales of Burdick Chocolate Mice up?
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I was in Eldorado County, CA for the Pleasant Valley "Booms." Cause never identified, of course.
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It was the Coronal Mass Ejection, or if not that another Q-head exploding.
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Old 11th October 2021, 03:26 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by shemp View Post
I'm in southeastern NH and I didn't hear or feel anything. Of course, I was into my third Bloody Mary by 11:24 so that may have something to do with it.
Bloody Marys normally make no noise.
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In April and May 2018 there was a rash of similarly mysterious powerful "booms" heard and felt over a two-county area in southeastern Pennsylvania, for which no reasonable source could be found initially. In that case they kept happening, and eventually even the FBI joined the more local authorities in trying to figure out what was going on.

It turned out to be a guy who had been building and setting off bombs in a rural area. Big ones. Enormous, in fact. Police started to close in on a suspect when a patrol finally came across the first piece of physical evidence, a backroad with a literal crater in it. The man was eventually identified, arrested, and charged with possession of weapons of mass destruction (not a joke or exaggeration) and he was finally sentenced earlier this year.
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Old 11th October 2021, 05:23 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Steve View Post
Bloody Marys normally make no noise.
OK you got me. It was the kielbasa and beans I had for breakfast. Blew the outhouse apart.
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Bangs are not currently fashionable for ladies. Younger men can get away with them, depending on length and fluffiness.
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Originally Posted by TragicMonkey View Post
Bangs are not currently fashionable for ladies. Younger men can get away with them, depending on length and fluffiness.

Hypothetically, how long and/or fluffy does the younger man have to be?
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Hypothetically, how long and/or fluffy does the younger man have to be?
We do not joke about coiffure. Ever. It is a serious subject. I believe 87% of the world's problems would be solved if people were more sensible about their hair style. The trick is to find one that suits you, not one that looks great on somebody else. These things matter, people! They matter so much more than most of what people think is important!! I could lead humanity to a glorious destiny if only they'd listen to me about hair.
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Mysterious boom in New Hampshire? Sounds like somebody lived free, then died.
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Originally Posted by Checkmite View Post
In April and May 2018 there was a rash of similarly mysterious powerful "booms" heard and felt over a two-county area in southeastern Pennsylvania, for which no reasonable source could be found initially. In that case they kept happening, and eventually even the FBI joined the more local authorities in trying to figure out what was going on.

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That would be my guess as a likely answer in this case as well.

Not too long ago some idiot in NH got arrested for deploying an improvised explosive device gender reveal novelty explosive that weighed 80 lbs and could be heard for miles.

https://www.wmur.com/article/kingsto...ssued/37283770

I'm guessing a lot of people are playing with tannerite and guns up in the Live Free state. Assuming they don't make explosives so large they start cracking people's foundations like the case I cited, they'll probably get away with it.
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"Scientists said the sound was likely a sonic boom caused by a meteor that entered the atmosphere at supersonic speed and then quickly burned up."

"The Earth is always passing through this sort of dust of sporadic meteoroids," said Ryan Volz, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "And mostly, they're very small, dust-sized particles, and they're creating meteor events that no one notices except scientists that try and look for them. But sometimes, you get these bigger meteoroids, and they create something that everybody notices."

https://www.wmur.com/article/loud-bo...eteor/37929355

https://www.unionleader.com/news/hum..._medium=social

The National Weather service in Maine also picked up a bright flash and no lightning in the area which supports the meteor theory.
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Originally Posted by Finster View Post
"Scientists said the sound was likely a sonic boom caused by a meteor that entered the atmosphere at supersonic speed and then quickly burned up."

"The Earth is always passing through this sort of dust of sporadic meteoroids," said Ryan Volz, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "And mostly, they're very small, dust-sized particles, and they're creating meteor events that no one notices except scientists that try and look for them. But sometimes, you get these bigger meteoroids, and they create something that everybody notices."

https://www.wmur.com/article/loud-bo...eteor/37929355

https://www.unionleader.com/news/hum..._medium=social

The National Weather service in Maine also picked up a bright flash and no lightning in the area which supports the meteor theory.
Ever read a HP Lovecraft story called "The Color Out Of Space" which is set in New England...........
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Originally Posted by dudalb View Post
Ever read a HP Lovecraft story called "The Color Out Of Space" which is set in New England...........
The aliens landed in Lovecraft's New England, met the residents, and decided to leave because they were just too unpleasantly racist. "You know, on Mars they don't judge us for the color of our mysterious congeries of irridescent Cyclopean spheres," they said, summoning a huff and leaving in it. Earth has absolutely terrible Tripadvisor reviews.
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